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27th Oct '17 6:18:25 PM WillKeaton
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# the Prison Transport: often hijacked, this humble vessel is either designed or modified to transport prisoners, not hold them permanently. The transport in ''Film/PitchBlack'' is not an example as it had only one prisoner strapped in; the rest of the occupants were paying passengers. Conversely the prison transport in the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' miniseries would count because his divine shadow is just that thorough.

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# the The Prison Transport: often hijacked, this humble vessel is either designed or modified to transport prisoners, not hold them permanently. The transport in ''Film/PitchBlack'' is not an example as it had only one prisoner strapped in; the rest of the occupants were paying passengers. Conversely the prison transport in the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' miniseries would count because his divine shadow is just that thorough.
11th Oct '17 12:31:07 AM marcoasalazarm
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* The sci-fi horror RPG ''Abandon All Hope'' takes place completely inside the ''[[MeaningfulName Gehenna]]'', a gigantic ship that was made by a super-fascist Earth to put in everybody they deemed undesirable (criminals, political prisoners, people they deemed "useless" because of a useless skillset for the new world government [[KillThePoor and the like]]) and sent away... whereupon it flew inside of a NegativeSpaceWedgie that is best described as Hell by way of ''Film/EventHorizon''. The Player Characters are prisoners within the ''Gehenna'' trying to survive the subsequent demonic invasion.
16th Sep '17 11:44:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series featured a two-part episode with a "Spirit-drinker" that Lady Deathstrike accidentally released from an alien Prison Ship.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series featured a two-part episode with a "Spirit-drinker" that Lady Deathstrike accidentally released from an alien Prison Ship.
31st Aug '17 10:02:10 AM HalcyonDayz
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* During [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], Allied POWs' were crammed into "Hell Ships," to be transported across Japan's new dominions to be held in [[HellHolePrison hellish prison camps,]] or as [[MadeASlave manual labor]]. Being unmarked, Allied naval forces would often attack and sink these "Hell Ships," thinking they were filled with supplies or combat troops.

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* During [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], Allied POWs' [=POWs=]' were crammed into "Hell Ships," to be transported across Japan's new dominions to be held in [[HellHolePrison hellish prison camps,]] or as [[MadeASlave manual labor]]. Being unmarked, Allied naval forces would often attack and sink these "Hell Ships," thinking they were filled with supplies or combat troops.
28th Jul '17 7:28:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fortress 2''. In the first ''Film/{{Fortress|1992}}'', TheAlcatraz was built inside a mine in the desert. In the sequel, it's revealed to be a satellite orbiting the Earth.
5th Jul '17 8:58:30 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Iron Heights, a prison that traditionally holds Franchise/TheFlash's enemies appears in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', reimagined as an airship that crashes into the waters outside of Gotham and had captured Killer Croc [[spoiler:for the purpose of experimenting on him and other inmates.]]
20th May '17 6:57:23 PM AHI-3000
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' involved Jack and his friend Ashi exploring an alien prison spaceship that crashed on Earth. The only surviving prisoner is a [[StarfishAlien weird monster]] named [[TheWormThatWalks Lazarus-92]], which apparently killed all the other inmates, guards, and crew members of the ship.
14th May '17 5:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Traveller}} Adventure 1 The Kinunir''. The Kinunir class starship Gaesh was converted into a Prison Ship and used to hold Imperial political prisoners.

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* ''{{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} Adventure 1 The Kinunir''. The Kinunir class starship Gaesh was converted into a Prison Ship and used to hold Imperial political prisoners.
26th Feb '17 12:25:01 AM Lanes17B
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* The practice of chaining slaves, and cramming them into ships' cargo holds is as old as maritime trade.
* During [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]], Allied POWs' were crammed into "Hell Ships," to be transported across Japan's new dominions to be held in [[HellHolePrison hellish prison camps,]] or as [[MadeASlave manual labor]]. Being unmarked, Allied naval forces would often attack and sink these "Hell Ships," thinking they were filled with supplies or combat troops.
21st Dec '16 7:48:29 AM AFP
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** These were often older decommissioned ships, kept permanently at anchor and used because of the easily available space, versus having to build a custom prison. This was especially useful during times of war, where they might temporarily have many more prisoners than they would on a long-term basis in peace time.
** Note that decommissioned ships have seen similar use for a variety of other purposes, to include housing for military recruits, defensive outposts, and as museums (often centering on the career of the ship itself, natch).
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