labor camp

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la′bor camp`


n.
1. a penal colony where inmates are forced to work.
2. a camp for the shelter of migratory farm workers.
[1895–1900]
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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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Former North Korean state security agency officials and former prison camp guards who defected to South Korea report that some 150,000 to 200,000 North Koreans are sentenced to lifetime forced labor in the kwan-li-so political penal labor colonies -- victims of a broad but brutal, pre-emptive cleansing campaign, based on politics and ideology.
The report describes the incarceration of North Koreans in political penal labor colonies known as kwan-li-so to which they are banished, deported, imprisoned without judicial process, and subjected to forced labor for mostly lifetime sentences in mining, logging or agricultural enterprises.
He recommended that allotment process of labor colonies should be completely computerized instead manual.