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a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)

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The document states that the voluntary organizations of convicts in penal colonies are voluntary public formations of persons deprived of their freedoms by courts' sentences created in purpose of using elements of self-organization and self-management of convicts in the process of their correction.
They are setting up an office within a complex of penal colonies, according to the website of their new centre, www.
Just as transportation began to wind down in Britain, and the Benthamite penitentiary building boom occurred, France began to experiment with penal colonies.
As in the homeland, the off-shore penal colonies are playing an important part in creating criminalised communities and constructing and maintaining whole nations, races and religious groups as outside the human community and therefore outside political consideration, diplomacy or negotiation.
Joseph Honig makes some good points in his editorial advocating a return to the practice of penal colonies, but his history is all wrong.
They were put on trial and sent to penal colonies in New South Wales, Australia, but were granted pardons after a huge public outcry.
I even share with students accounts of actual convicts sent to the penal colonies, providing them a point of reference with which to compare Defoe's fictional account of Moll's experience in America.
She chronicles the camps' evolution from the mid-1920s, when dissident socialists, intellectuals, monarchists, priests, and common criminals were shipped to the Arctic, to the early 1930s, when a vast network of penal colonies harnessed the labor of dispossessed peasants to feed Russia's crash industrialization program.
I was not too enthusiastic with the topic of Patriot border raiders and Australian penal colonies before I opened the book yet the way the authors bring a human feel to it is admirable.
John Clay gives us a detailed and horrific account of the sadism which passed for discipline in penal colonies.
In his these pour le doctorat, Edouard Teisseire, a Toulouse attorney, described what he believed to be the major shortcoming of the late nineteenth-century French policy of transporting convicted criminals to bagnes (overseas penal colonies in Guyana or New Caledonia), where sentences of hard labour were served, often in perpetuity.
Sydney Brenner of the MRC Molecular Genetics Unit in Cambridge, England, jokes that researchers convicted of scientific fraud should be sentenced to produce DNA megasequences in laboratory-equipped penal colonies.
Mine was just to make public the corruption of the day and how drugs proliferate inside our penal institutions not only in [NBP], but in penal colonies,' he said in a mix of English and Filipino.
Around 10,000 convicts are held in remand prisons, penal settlements, penal colonies now.
The men were sent to Australian penal colonies for protesting under the tree in 1834 about their pay of six shillings a week.