The first of the Ottoman. reformatories, which was identified with, the:name "Midhat Pasha", was established in Nish. Abondoned and parentless children were the first to be accepted to these reformatories, but ex, tremely poor kids, staying with one of their parents, were. also. accepted Those children who were found guilty and. sentenced to penalties, irk accordance:with the regulations of the government were placed in a special part. of the reformatory so as to, serve. their sentences:. This institution; thus, stated to have been. recorded as, "reformatory" in various socurces is also accounted to have been named, upon inspiration by one of the Qur'anic versus, by Midhat Pasha.