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 In addition, local public health officials visited the prison on Thursday to plan for and consider future mass testing of all inmates at the prison and a prison camp on site, Hager’s report said. oregonlive, "Report: Federal prison in Sheridan has tested all but 2 inmates since one tested positive for coronavirus at start of the month," 11 July 2020 When Lidia's biggest rival uses a prison camp to enact revenge, Lidia and her friends become even more defiant in their fight against Franco's regime in this historical series. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in July," 30 June 2020 From 1862 to 1865, more than 9,000 prisoners passed through the prison camp. Dawn Mitchell, The Indianapolis Star, "The history behind the Confederate monument removed from Garfield Park," 8 June 2020 Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said that a memorial dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in the city will be removed from a local park. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Virginia protesters tear down a statue of Jefferson Davis a day after bringing down Christopher Columbus," 11 June 2020 Hogsett announced Thursday that a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in Indianapolis will be removed from Garfield Park. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Protests, riots, a confederate monument: 8 things that happened in Indianapolis this week," 6 June 2020 On Thursday, Hogsett announced plans to remove a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in Indianapolis. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, "Mayor Hogsett to protesters: 'If I don't act, you need to hold me accountable.'," 6 June 2020 Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in the city will be removed from a park. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, "Richmond is taking down Confederate statues. Is this the end for other Confederate memorials?," 4 June 2020 At a prison camp in Pensacola, Florida, staff members went out and obtained their own masks to wear this week. Michael R. Sisak, Fortune, "Coronavirus in prison: 146,000 federal inmates will be locked in their cells for 14 days to slow spread," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of prison camp

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prison camp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prison%20camp. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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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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