This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. Written by
Steve Crook <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The game seen played in the sports hall is based on British Bulldog. In borstal it was known as 'murder-ball'. See more
[In the self-help meeting
Why am I so far away from home Matron?
Because you murdered that kid.
Remade as Scum
Written by Ronnie Lane
and Steve Marriott
Performed by Small Faces
(as The Small Faces) See more