History Main / PenalColony

8th Feb '16 12:07:50 PM gemmabeta2
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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of are were sent to the POW camps Prairies of America or Canada. These camps generally needed no walls or heavy guard as they were so far away from civilization that a person can walk for days without encountering another person. A often-told story concerns a band of ragged and starving escapees (unused to the sheer size of America) finally encountering a person after a grueling march and asking him if they are in Mexico--only to be informed that they have not even made it past the county lines yet.
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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of are were sent to the POW camps in the Prairies of America or Canada. These camps generally needed no walls or heavy guard as they were so far away from civilization that a person can walk for days without encountering another person. A often-told story concerns a band of ragged and starving escapees (unused to the sheer size of America) finally encountering a person after a grueling march and asking him if they are in Mexico--only to be informed that they have not even made it past the county lines yet.
8th Feb '16 12:07:29 PM gemmabeta2
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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of are were sent to the POW camps Prairies of America or Canada. These camps generally needed no walls or heavy guard as they were so far away from civilization that a person can walk for days without encountering another person. A often-told story concerns a band of ragged and starving escapees (unused to the sheer size of America) finally encountering a person after a grueling march and asking him if they are in Mexico--only to be informed that they have not even made it past the county lines yet.
15th Jan '16 7:50:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''TheStainlessSteelRat Sings the Blues'', the protagonist Jim is sent to a prison planet to retrieve an alien artifact ([[spoiler:actually, it's from the future]]). He is injected with a slow-acting poison that will kill him unless he returns with the object within 30 days.
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''TheStainlessSteelRat ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Sings the Blues'', the protagonist Jim is sent to a prison planet to retrieve an alien artifact ([[spoiler:actually, it's from the future]]). He is injected with a slow-acting poison that will kill him unless he returns with the object within 30 days.
19th Dec '15 12:23:11 PM MarkLungo
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->''Now the jury found me guilty,\\
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->''Now ->''"Now the jury found me guilty,\\

I'm sending you across the stormy sea.''
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I'm sending you across the stormy sea.''"''

* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[UsefulNotes/TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.
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* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[UsefulNotes/TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[KiplingsFinest [[UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.

11th Dec '15 8:39:19 PM JRDelta
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** The "Marsmen" of ''Literature/PodkayneofMars'' are descended form prison colonists.
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** The "Marsmen" of ''Literature/PodkayneofMars'' ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'' are descended form prison colonists.
11th Dec '15 8:38:02 PM JRDelta
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** A detailed portrayal of "Coventry" is given in the short work of the same name. ** The "Marsmen" of ''Literature/PodkayneofMars'' are descended form prison colonists.
1st Nov '15 6:57:38 PM nombretomado
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* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.
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* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[TheRaj colony--[[UsefulNotes/TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.
1st Oct '15 4:43:18 PM nombretomado
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* Hecatonchires in ''OutlawStar''
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* Hecatonchires in ''OutlawStar''''Manga/OutlawStar''
17th Sep '15 8:38:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''SeekersOfTheSky'', the Isles of Sorrow are a penal colony where the condemned mine iron for the rest of their lives (usually, pretty short thanks to the conditions).
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''SeekersOfTheSky'', Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'', the Isles of Sorrow are a penal colony where the condemned mine iron for the rest of their lives (usually, pretty short thanks to the conditions).
30th Aug '15 6:32:37 PM foxley
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* ComicBook/BitchPlanet is set on a prison planet [[GirlsBehindBars for women]]. * ''Kaijumax'' is set in a prison for giant movie monsters, which is open-air by necessity given the size of the inmates. In practice, it closely resembles an ordinary supermax in terms of culture, including gangs separated along racial lines (aliens, cryptids, robots, etc)
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* ComicBook/BitchPlanet ''ComicBook/BitchPlanet'' is set on a prison planet [[GirlsBehindBars for women]]. * ''Kaijumax'' ''ComicBook/{{Kaijumax}}'' is set in a prison for giant movie monsters, which is open-air by necessity given the size of the inmates. In practice, it closely resembles an ordinary supermax in terms of culture, including gangs separated along racial lines (aliens, cryptids, robots, etc)

* In Australian Westerns Film/NedKelly, Film/MadDogMorgan, Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe, Film/CaptainThunderbolt, and Film/VanDiemensLand the convicts all spend time as slave labourers.
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* In Australian Westerns Film/NedKelly, Film/MadDogMorgan, Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe, Film/CaptainThunderbolt, ''Film/NedKelly'', ''Film/MadDogMorgan'', ''Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe'', ''Film/CaptainThunderbolt'', and Film/VanDiemensLand ''Film/VanDiemensLand'' the convicts all spend time as slave labourers.

* A variation in ''FirstWave'', where [[DefectorFromDecadence Joshua]], after being exposed as a human sympathizer, is punished by being put into a specially-designed pocket dimension that exists in a never-ending GroundhogDayLoop with Joshua never retaining any memories of the past iterations. The loop lasts for about half-an-hour an involves Joshua racing against the clock to prevent the Gua from blowing up Earth after their AlienInvasion is thwarted, all the while evading human authorities on the lookout for Gua and their sympathizers. The "gulag", as he calls it, appears to be run by a computer that always counters Joshua's attempts. The only reason it starts to fail is when [[TheChosenOne Cade]] enters the "gulag" to get Joshua out, causing memories of previous iterations to bleed through. After they manage to succeed and get out, Cain (Joshua's EvilTwin, or rather another Gua using a cloned husk/body from the same template) gets stuck in the gulag himself, with the setting updating to punish him (he has to forever chase Cade without being able to capture him).
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* A variation in ''FirstWave'', ''Series/FirstWave'', where [[DefectorFromDecadence Joshua]], after being exposed as a human sympathizer, is punished by being put into a specially-designed pocket dimension that exists in a never-ending GroundhogDayLoop with Joshua never retaining any memories of the past iterations. The loop lasts for about half-an-hour an involves Joshua racing against the clock to prevent the Gua from blowing up Earth after their AlienInvasion is thwarted, all the while evading human authorities on the lookout for Gua and their sympathizers. The "gulag", as he calls it, appears to be run by a computer that always counters Joshua's attempts. The only reason it starts to fail is when [[TheChosenOne Cade]] enters the "gulag" to get Joshua out, causing memories of previous iterations to bleed through. After they manage to succeed and get out, Cain (Joshua's EvilTwin, or rather another Gua using a cloned husk/body from the same template) gets stuck in the gulag himself, with the setting updating to punish him (he has to forever chase Cade without being able to capture him).
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