Dartmoor’s Borstal Boys: The Story of Youth Custody 1945-1947 (Pip Barker)


Dartmoor Prison must be one of the best known prisons in the country, if not the world, but little know is its story as a Borstal institution in the mid twentieth century, housing young men who were simply often regarded as delinquents and beyond control in society.

In this talk Simon explores the history of the borstal system and how Dartmoor Prison became used during the war years of the 1940s to house these young men.

This account adds significantly to a little-known aspect of Dartmoor prison history which has never been mentioned in any great detail as a specific subject before in any of the various publications about Dartmoor Prison.

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