Reformatories

Reformatories, schools for the education and reformation of convicted juvenile criminals (under 16). Under an order of court offenders may be placed in one of these institutions for from 2 to 5 years after serving a short period of imprisonment. They are supported by the State, the local authorities, and by private subscriptions and sums exacted from parents and guardians. Rules and regulations are supervised by the State. The first one was established in 1838. There are now 62 in Great Britain and Ireland; but the numbers admitted are diminishing at a remarkable rate.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Reformation, Morning Star of the * Reformed Church
Redruth
Red-tape
Rees, Abraham
Reeve
Reeve, Clara
Reeves, John Sims
Referendum
Reform
Reformation
Reformation, Morning Star of the
Reformatories
Reformed Church
Refraction
Regalia
Regeneration, the
Regeneration, Baptismal
Regensburg
Reggio
Regicides
Regillus, Lake
Regina, St.