For the first time in the history of the British Prison Service, the television camera was allowed to record scenes of every-day life in a Borstal Training Establishment.
G.V. PAN SHOWING EXTERIOR OF BORSTAL ESTABLISHMENT.
S.V. LIONS STATUE BUILDING IN BACKGROUND.
S.V. OPENING BIG GATES OF INSTITUTION.
L.V. BOYS WALKING DOWN LONG CORRIDOR, STOPPING TO TALK TO PADRE.
C.U. BOYS TALK TO PADRE AND WALK ON.
L.V. BOYS PARADING IN YARD IN FRONT OF WALL.
L.V. GOVERNOR WALKS OUT FROM OFFICE TO HOUSEMASTER.
L.V. BOYS LINED UP IN YARD.
S.V. GOVERNOR TALKING TO HOUSE MASTER AND BOYS MOVE OFF.
G.V. BOYS MARCHING OFF FROM PARADE TO VARIOUS JOBS.
C.U. GOVERNOR LOOKING ON.
L.V. PAN BOYS IN CABLE STRIPPING SHOP.
S.V. BOYS STRIPPING CABLE.
C.U. PAN CABLE BEING STRIPPED.
G.V. PAN BOYS WORKING IN LAUNDRY.
S.C.U. BOYS TAKING LAUNDRY OUT OF WASHER.
S.V. BOYS TAKING CLOTHES OUT OF SPIN DRYER.
C.U. SWEET BEING FED THROUGH CALENDER.
L.V. PAN DITTO AND BOYS FOLDING SHEET UP.
G.V. BOYS WORKING IN KITCHEN.
S.V. BOYS WORKING ON CARROT SIEVING MACHINE.
S.V. BOYS STIRRING SOUP IN BIG VAT.
C.U. BACK OF BOYS HEAD.
C.U. BORSTAL MAN TASTING SOUP AND GIVING APPROVAL.
S.V. SHOWING BOYS BAKING BREAD AND TAKING BREAD FROM OVEN.
L.V. DITTO AND TAKING BREAD FROM OVEN AND PUTTING BREAD ON TABLE.
C.U. PAN UP BOYS MAKING PASTRY.
S.V. BOYS IN BRICK LAYING CLASS.
L.V. BOYS IN CLASSROOM ( GARDENING )
S.V. BOY DRAWING TREE ON BLACKBOARD. INSTRUCTOR WALKING TO PICTURE.
C.U. BOY AT BLACKBOARD.
PAN DOWN FROM WALL TO BOYS DIGGING LAND OUTSIDE BUILDING AREA.
C.U. BOY DIGGING.
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Background: For the first time in the history of the British Prison Service, the television camera was allowed to record scenes of every-day life in a Borstal Training Establishment.
The gates of the Everthorpe, Yorkshire, England establishment were opened to Visnews October 30.
On a nine-acre site behind 18-feet high walls, 150 youths aged between 16 and 21 are at present undergoing corrective training.
Says the British Home Office: "The aim of this establishment is to train lads whose past records in most cases suggest that they require conditions of security as a background for their treatment in Borstal."
Everthorpe, which has room for a total of 300 youths, consists of two cell blocks, each for 150 prisoners, a punishment block and buildings for administration, education, gymnastics, kitchen, reception, visiting, hospital, workshops, stores and laundry.
Daily routine aims at a full round of work, physical education and recreation. Different types of employment, into which most types of youth can be fitted make up a 40-hour week. Vocational training courses are running in brick-laying and carpentry.
A well-equipped wood-machine shop is shortly to be opened, when production work on a large scale will be possible. Courses in welding and painting and decorating are to be started early next year.
For unskilled workers, electric cable stripping, to obtain the basic metals, is being done on a large scale. A well-equipped laundry, a kitchen and bakery give employment to other inmates.
Recreation ranges from a programs of evening classes, and discussion groups to football, cricket, and basket-ball.