Description: 1930s Borstal was a much-feared institution designed to reform young offenders by enforcing compulsory  Show Full Description... work, education, discipline and intense physical activity. In its heyday, it was a system that worked, with low levels of re-offending and a low financial cost. Today, nearly three quarters of young offenders released from prison reoffend within twelve months. But what would happen if they were sent to Borstal? In a unique experiment, 14 young troublemakers, half of whom have criminal convictions, have volunteered to become borstal boys, spending four weeks in a castle in Northumberland to bring the borstal back to life. Between them they have around 60 criminal convictions and many have served time in prison. But under the guidance of experts, can they handle the dreaded institutional regime of the past?