In the 1930s, young criminals were sent to Borstal. At that time around seven out of ten of them never committed crime again. Today nearly three quarters of young offenders released from prison reoffend within twelve months. What would happen if today’s young offenders were sent to Borstal?

In a unique social experiment, thirteen young trouble makers, most but not all with criminal convictions, have volunteered to become Borstal Boys. Banged up for four weeks, they’ll be force fed fitness, discipline and hard work.

Can the troublemakers of today handle the regime of the past? And will Borstal set them straight?