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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The State Penitentiary Service of Kyrgyzstan proposes to approve the regulations on the procedure and activities of voluntary organizations of convicts in penal colonies.
Lagman urged Alvarez, who filed the resolution for the probe, to investigate other plantations in penal colonies which may be disadvantageous to the government and thus be better off be distributed among farmers tilling the land.
A particular attention should be paid to penal colonies where TB transmission is possible," he said.
The women gave a news conference in the city of Saransk in the Mordovia region around 320 miles (510 kilometres) southeast of Moscow, notorious for its high concentration of penal colonies.
The report said Camp 22 - a compound larger than London - was closed in the past year, but added that 130,000 people are still held in Kim's penal colonies.
He proposed that supervisory boards should be created to oversee the management of penal colonies.
In 1834 six agricultural labourers from the village of Tolpuddle in the south of England were transported to penal colonies in NSW and Tasmania.
Beyond Papillon: The French Overseas Penal Colonies, 1854-1952.
The two penal colonies were both established by the Spaniards, contributing to the historical development of the correctional system in the Philippines.
The kind of state formation that most of the essays discuss, most notably Satadru Sen's essay on the colonial state's efforts to engineer particular types of nuclear families in the penal colonies of the Andaman Islands, are mostly anti-democratic, limited oligarchies, unlike the types of republican forms of government that frame the work of Cott and Hunt, for instance.
Similar to the situation in the 'homeland' many of the prisoners in off shore penal colonies are kept in lock down and permanent isolation.
The men launched a "friendly society" and met under the tree in 1834 to protest against their meagre pay of six shillings a week, but were put on trial and sent to penal colonies in Australia.