The Reformatory Schools Act,1897
Section 12. Government to determine Reformatory School to which such offenders shall be sent
Every youthful offender directed by a Court or Magistrate to be sent to a Reformatory School shall be sent to such Reformatory School as the State Government may, by general or special order, appoint for the reception of youthful offenders so dealt with by such Court or Magistrate :
Provided that, if accommodation in a Reformatory School is not immediately available for such youthful offender, he may be detained in the juvenile ward or such other suitable part of a prison as the State Government may direct” ”
(a) Until he can be sent to a Reformatory School, or
(b) Until the term of his original sentence expires, whichever event may fit happen Should the term of his original sentence first expire, he shall thereupon b released, but, should he be sent to a Reformatory School, then the period of detention previously undergone shall be treated as dentition in a Reformatory School.