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 for Reform school
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reform \Re*form"\, n. [F. r['e]forme.]
     Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or
     depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of
     government.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Civil service reform. See under Civil.
  
     Reform acts (Eng. Politics), acts of Parliament passed in
        1832, 1867, 1884, 1885, extending and equalizing popular
        representation in Parliament.
  
     Reform school, a school established by a state or city
        government, for the confinement, instruction, and
        reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of
        idle, vicious, and vagrant habits. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Reformation; amendment; rectification; correction. See
          Reformation.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reform school
      n 1: correctional institution for the detention and discipline
           and training of young or first offenders [syn:
           reformatory, reform school, training school]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "reform school":
     POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution,
     borstal school, bridewell, brig, cell, concentration camp,
     condemned cell, death cell, death house, death row, detention camp,
     federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol, guardhouse,
     house of correction, house of detention, industrial school,
     internment camp, jail, jailhouse, keep, labor camp, lockup,
     maximum-security prison, minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen,
     penal colony, penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary,
     prison, prison camp, prisonhouse, reformatory, remand school,
     sponging house, state prison, stockade, the hole, tollbooth,
     training school
  
  

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