work farm

work farm

n.
A correctional facility that operates as a farm worked by prisoners.
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work′ farm`


n.
a farm to which juvenile or minor offenders are sent to work for a short period.
[1950–55]
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"Given what happened, I can go to circuit judge and effectively argue that your life is in jeopardy in here and that it was punitive to ever put you in a medium-security prison based on a perjury charge.  I should be able to get you to a work farm," Romero's lawyer told him in the episode.
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