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

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I began to manufacture a character for myself for the first days of our voyage out in the convict-ship; and I landed at the penal settlement with the reputation of being the meekest and most biddable of felonious mankind.
The government of Buenos Ayres then sold them to a private individual, but likewise used them, as old Spain had done before for a penal settlement.
We'll indict the blackguards for felony, and get 'em shipped off to penal settlements.
1788: A penal settlement was established in Botany Bay, Australia.
Included in the former was Sydney's first tower clock, a mechanism that both symbolised and facilitated the desire for regulation and order in a penal settlement not yet 10 years old.
The Davao Prison and Penal Farm, the first penal settlement in the Philippines, was established by virtue of Act No.
We were at Port Arthur's penal settlement scant hours after the 20th year memorial service for the many lives lost as the result of a lone gunman's attack at a cafe in 1996, a grim reminder that terror strikes everywhere, irrespective of time or place.
But Whitlock sidelines Rousseau to focus instead upon the life narratives of Rousseau's less canonical contemporaries, Olaudah Equiano and Watkin Tench (both 1789), the former a freed slave who participated in the movement to abolish the slave trade and the latter a Marine officer best known for his first-hand account of the new penal settlement at Port Jackson, New South Wales.
There is a page from Gary Presland's First People account of a day in the life of Aborigines at Bunwurrung camp, and a summary of William Buckley's 33-year adventure when he lived with indigenous people on and around the Bellarine Peninsula after escaping from the penal settlement at Sorrento in 1803.
Each follows a similar format, explaining life at the grand house (for the domestic servant Maude) and the penal settlement (for the convict boy Billy).
In which ocean is the former penal settlement of Devil''s Island?
REVOLUTION DAY IN TUNISIA 1788: A penal settlement was established in Botany Bay, Australia.