penal colony

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Noun1.penal colony - a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)penal colony - a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)
penal facility, penal institution - an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
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penal colony

nStrafkolonie f
References in classic literature ?
Convict Escapes," and ran: "Just before dawn this morning a shout for help was heard in the Convict Settlement at Sequah in this State.
The convict settlement at Sequah is thirty miles from here; the country between is wild and tangled enough, and the country beyond, where he will surely have the sense to go, is a perfect no-man's land tumbling away to the prairies.
Ron took some time to explore Port Arthur, a World Heritage Site and former convict settlement.
All good things must end, of course, and they are sent to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania).
54 million, Punjab Jail & Convict Settlement of Rs.
While this was not a convict settlement, it could hardly help but rely on the knowledge and labour of former and escaped convicts in the process of its establishment.