I hesitate to ask this question but I can’t find anything about this elsewhere. Here’s the story…
Years ago, my Dad told me that my Grandfather was sent to a Catholic Approved School because he was convicted of stealing a car. Apparently he didn’t do it but took the rap for his younger brother because he felt that his brother was too young to be sent away. My father hasn’t told me a lot about it but he said that the Priests and Nuns were very, very strict and weren’t afraid to use the cane if you know what I mean.
I don’t know anything about these Approved Schools or Reform Schools. Does anyone on here know anything about them and what they were like?
My Grandfather died many years ago and my Dad knows very little because my Grandfather didn’t talk about it.