labor camp

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la′bor camp`

1. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work.
2. a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers.
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Noun1.labor camp - a penal institution for political prisoners who are used as forced labor
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
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He spent 12 years in Soviet prisons, forced-labour camps and psychiatric hospitals, which were used by the authorities to incarcerate political dissidents and submit them to compulsory treatment to "cure" their beliefs.
China remains a bitter, secretive dictatorship where citizens, particularly members of Falun Gong, routinely vanish into forced-labour camps.
Cardinal Kazimierz Swiatek of Minsk, himself a survivor of Soviet forced-labour camps, has expressed great concern at these restrictions.