Haut de la Garenne

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Haut de la Garenne was a former behavior modification facility located on the Island of Jersey.

The postal address is La Rue de la Pouclee des Quatre Chemins, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6DU

It was later named "Jersey Home for Boys"

It did open in 1876 and closed down in 1986.

After its closure it was used as a film-set on the television serie "Bergerac" [1].

It is now a youth hostel.

Program structure

Awaiting more info.


From an article on BBC [2]

As an Industrial School, Haut de la Garenne was intended to solve problems of juvenile delinquency, by removing poor and neglected children from their home environment and placing them in a boarding school.

Solitary confinement

According to local historians, good behaviour was rewarded by treats, like cricket on the common and tea and cakes.

Poor behaviour led to deprivation of some sort, with flogging or solitary confinement for the worst offenders.

In the news

A body of a child was discovered in 2008. The existence became known to the authorities as result of an investigation into child abuse. The investigaton have already resulted in several arrests [3] [4].

A former staff member was arrested unrelated to the findings of human remains [5]


  1. Bergerac on Internet Movie Database
  2. Secrets behind children's home, BBC, February 2008
  3. Jersey Police Find More Hotspots, Sky News, February 25 2008
  4. Jersey Remains: Seven Sites Checked, Sky News, February 25 2008
  5. Man arrested in Jersey home case, BBC, April 29 2008

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