prison camp


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 son of Japanese immigrants who spent two years of his childhood in the prison camp, Mineta broke racial barriers for Asian Americans by serving in high-profile government posts. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 3 May 2022 In the early days of the war on terror, Raybon served at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, 17 Aug. 2022 The prison camp is located just a few miles from the front line — and about 12 miles from the city of Donetsk. Mary Ilyushina, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2022 In this exclusive excerpt, Thrasher tells the origin story of the infamous U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, decades before the war on terror, when scores of desperate Haitians were trying to escape their country during a violent coup. Steven W. Thrasher, Rolling Stone, 2 Aug. 2022 He was convicted by a Russian court in 2020 and sentenced to nine years in a prison camp. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 28 July 2022 British prisoners of war arrive at a Japanese prison camp in Thailand in WWII, forced to build a railway bridge over the river Kwai and enduring horrific conditions. Sophie Hanson, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2022 After five months of being held in Russia on drug charges, Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison camp. Brooklyn White, Essence, 5 Aug. 2022 The Hawkins police chief — who was presumed dead after the Starcourt Mall explosion in Season 3’s finale — is imprisoned and tortured in a Russian prison camp in the latest season. Michaela Zee, Variety, 28 July 2022 See More

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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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29 Sep 2022

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“Prison camp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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