prison camp

noun

Definition of prison camp

1 : a camp for the confinement of reasonably trustworthy prisoners usually employed on government projects
2 : a camp for prisoners of war or political prisoners

Examples of prison camp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Town of Rutland are at odds over the future of what’s left of a century-old prison camp in the community. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 For his activism, he was sent to a prison camp on the Coco Islands, a tropical gulag archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. New York Times, 2 July 2021 He has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison camp. Raga Justin, Dallas News, 29 June 2021 He was charged with espionage and sentenced to 16 years in a prison camp in a case that his family and U.S. officials was also fabricated. Haley Yamada, ABC News, 15 June 2021 At 16, Don Miyada was wrenched from his family’s farm near Laguna Beach, California, and sent to a prison camp in Arizona. oregonlive, 8 June 2021 Security at a federal prison camp in the Texas city of Beaumont was so lax that four inmates managed to escape by placing dummies in their beds or having other prisoners pose as them, the U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Monday. NBC News, 7 June 2021 At 16, Don Miyada was wrenched from his family’s farm near Laguna Beach and sent to a prison camp in Arizona. Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 In January 2019, he was transferred from a concentration camp to the Aksu prison camp. Rayhan Asat, WSJ, 16 June 2021

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First Known Use of prison camp

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of prison camp was in 1864

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19 Jul 2021

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“Prison camp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prison%20camp. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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prison camp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prison camp

: a camp where a large group of prisoners are kept especially during a war

prison camp

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Legal Definition of prison camp

: a camp for the confinement of reasonably trustworthy prisoners usually employed on government projects

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