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25th Jan '17 10:44:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Alphatraz is a prison planet in ''Planet Terry'' where nobody escapes...because the prisoners are in charge of it and have turned it into a luxury prison.
21st Jan '17 7:39:52 AM ZimFan89
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** Season 2 shows that there other labor camps kept outside the walls of the occupied cities, which are seen as a step below the Factory on the punishment scale.
13th Jan '17 7:57:49 AM crazysamaritan
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'''Agito''': That's not what I mean. It's not a penal colony. [[NoExceptYes It's a world that people are currently adapting and developing]].

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'''Agito''': That's not what I mean. It's not a penal colony. [[NoExceptYes [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord It's a world that people are currently adapting and developing]].
11th Jan '17 6:04:17 PM nombretomado
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* Penal colonies feature a fair amount in ''LookToTheWest''. After the American colonies object to being used as one (which was TruthInTelevision before the American Revolutionary War in our timeline), Britain switches to using Newfoundland and Michigan, and later West Africa. France meanwhile uses French Guiana and Russia uses Siberia, which they also did in RealLife.

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* Penal colonies feature a fair amount in ''LookToTheWest''.''Literature/LookToTheWest''. After the American colonies object to being used as one (which was TruthInTelevision before the American Revolutionary War in our timeline), Britain switches to using Newfoundland and Michigan, and later West Africa. France meanwhile uses French Guiana and Russia uses Siberia, which they also did in RealLife.
1st Dec '16 8:27:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': The mines near Montfort, where many dwarves have been sentenced to hard labor.
10th Oct '16 9:18:57 PM Gamermaster
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* [[ElegantGothicLolita Lutecia]] gets sent to a prison planet after the events of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. [[LuxuryPrisonSuite Though it's a very nice prison planet]] (the Takamachi family ''takes a vacation there'' in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]''), which led to this exchange between her and a visiting [[PlayingWithFire Agito]] in ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX''.

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* [[ElegantGothicLolita Lutecia]] gets sent to a prison planet after the events of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. [[LuxuryPrisonSuite Though it's a very nice prison planet]] (the Takamachi family ''takes a vacation there'' in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid ViVid]]''), which led to this exchange between her and a visiting [[PlayingWithFire Agito]] in ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX''.''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX''.
16th Sep '16 11:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' had the Federation penal colony in the R45 system, which was also a DeathWorld.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' had the Federation penal colony in the R45 system, which was also a DeathWorld.
4th Sep '16 5:57:14 PM StarSword
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* One of these crops up in ''[[LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars Banner of the Stars II]]''. A single continent on a planet has been terraformed and divided in three roughly equal sections for prisoners to reside with a smaller section for the guards. What to do with the place when the Abh conquer is becomes a rather complicated issue and female lead Lafiel is rather unhappy to have the whole mess dumped in her lap.

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* One of these crops up in ''[[LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars Banner of the Stars II]]''. A single continent on a planet has been terraformed and divided in three roughly equal sections for prisoners to reside with a smaller section for the guards. What to do with the place when the Abh conquer is becomes a rather complicated issue and female lead Lafiel is rather unhappy to have the whole mess dumped in her lap.



* Velant/Edgeland in ''Literature/TheAscendantKingdomsSaga'' is a pocket of civilization on the rocky coast of a glaciated wasteland in the far north, populated by convicts and their guards and existing to export rubies and herring back to the Kingdom of Donderath, forty days' sail to the south. If a convict survives three years' hard labor in the ruby mines, they earn a Ticket of Leave that lets them settle in and around Bay-town and find gainful employment, but they can still never return to Donderath. The guards are worse than the inmates: it's noted that they're mainly Donderan soldiers who had the choice between Velant and the hangman, whereas the inmates are mostly petty criminals (e.g. thieves) or more rarely murderers of {{Asshole Victim}}s, since the really heinous criminals are usually executed rather than transported.



* Kirk made Ceti Alpha V into a prison planet for Khan in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]". That episode become the basis for ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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Kirk made Ceti Alpha V into a prison planet for Khan in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]". That episode become the basis for ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.



* New Folsom in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', a volcanic world where the Dominion keeps everyone from political prisoners to psychotic psychic operatives. If you choose to side with Tosh he and Raynor's Raiders bust it open in an afternoon. Granted they have access to tactical nukes.
** It is heavily implied that the entire human presence in the Korprulu Sector started out as a penal colony, with a large number of criminals and undesirables simply shipped off of Earth into unknown space. The modern Terran Confederacy and Dominion are their descendants. Earth forces do show up in ''Brood War'' to take control, and eventually get stomped flat by the continuous conflict in the region.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'':
** ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'''s backstory states that the entire human presence in the Koprulu Sector started out as a penal colony, with a large number of criminals and undesirables simply shipped off of Earth into unknown space. The modern Terran Confederacy and Dominion are their descendants. Earth forces do show up in ''Brood War'' to take control, and eventually get stomped flat by the continuous conflict in the region.
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New Folsom in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' is a volcanic world where the Dominion keeps everyone from political prisoners to psychotic psychic operatives. If you choose to side with Tosh he and Raynor's Raiders bust it open in an afternoon. Granted they have access to tactical nukes.
** It is heavily implied that the entire human presence in the Korprulu Sector started out as a penal colony, with a large number of criminals and undesirables simply shipped off of Earth into unknown space. The modern Terran Confederacy and Dominion are their descendants. Earth forces do show up in ''Brood War'' to take control, and eventually get stomped flat by the continuous conflict in the region.
nukes.



* English colonials established a penal colony in Botany Bay, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Australia]]
** Port Jackson (modern Sydney Harbour, Australia) was also founded as a penal colony.
*** Why don't we just simplify and say that Australia in general was founded as a penal colony.
*** [[MisplacedNationalism Except for South Australia.]]
** Brisbane was actually founded as a double-plus-penal colony, for transported convicts who committed crimes ''again'' while in Australia.
* In the previous century, before discovery of Australia and with minimal North American colonies, Cromwell prevented further dissent in post-Civil War Britain by exiling dissenters and extremists [[note]]Those who wanted a fully-fledged English Revolution to eliminate 'all'' nobility and not just the king; who demanded equality, redistribution of land, universal suffrage, universal education, and other seditious things[[/note]] to the West of Ireland, then seen as a sufficiently remote penal colony. English exiles married into the Irish, were assimilated as Irish, and bequeathed English names like Smith, Higgins and [[TheTroubles Adams]] to Ireland. [[note]]As well as descendents like Simon Bolivar and Bernardo O'Higgins, who freed South America from the Spanish. Or Gerry Adams in the North.[[/note]]

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* English colonials established UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} was famously used as a penal colony in Botany Bay, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Australia]]
** Port Jackson (modern Sydney Harbour, Australia) was also founded as a
by the British for eighty years (1788-1868), after losing access to their North American penal colony.
*** Why don't we just simplify and say that Australia in general was founded as a penal colony.
*** [[MisplacedNationalism Except for South Australia.]]
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colonies due to American independence. Notably Brisbane was actually founded as a double-plus-penal colony, for transported convicts who committed crimes ''again'' while in Australia.
Australia. This forms the basis of the SentencedToDownUnder trope.
* In the previous century, before discovery of Australia and with minimal North American colonies, Cromwell prevented further dissent in post-Civil War Britain by exiling dissenters and extremists [[note]]Those who wanted a fully-fledged English Revolution to eliminate 'all'' nobility and not just the king; who demanded equality, redistribution of land, universal suffrage, universal education, and other seditious things[[/note]] to the West of Ireland, then seen as a sufficiently remote penal colony. English exiles married into the Irish, were assimilated as Irish, and bequeathed English names like Smith, Higgins and [[TheTroubles Adams]] to Ireland. [[note]]As well as descendents descendants like Simon Bolivar and Bernardo O'Higgins, who freed South America from the Spanish. Or Gerry Adams in the North.[[/note]]



* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of war 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.

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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of war 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) North American countries and provinces/states) 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.
17th Aug '16 11:28:35 PM PaulA
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* The planet Dagoola IV in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' story "Borders of Infinity", from which Miles engineers a mass escape.

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* The planet Dagoola IV in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' story "Borders of Infinity", ''Literature/TheBordersOfInfinity'' is a POW colony, from which Miles engineers a mass escape.
17th Jul '16 6:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* The CoDominium universe has several, notably Haven and Tanith, but nearly every colony that isn't fortunate enough to have a nationalist patron gets [[strike:convicts and dissidents]] "involuntary transportees" dumped on them whenever Earth feels like it.

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* The CoDominium Literature/CoDominium universe has several, notably Haven and Tanith, but nearly every colony that isn't fortunate enough to have a nationalist patron gets [[strike:convicts and dissidents]] "involuntary transportees" dumped on them whenever Earth feels like it.
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