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Prisoner's Work
Prisoners are forced to do certain jobs.


(permanent link) added: 2010-05-14 06:42:17 sponsor: Stormtroper edited by: Oreochan (last reply: 2012-05-05 22:55:37)

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Straightforward. In fiction, prisoners spend their days either chipping large boulders with picks or operating license plate stamping machines at an assembly line, or similar.

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Examples:

  • One of the Game Over screens in Amazon: Guardians Of Eden mentions spending your days in jail stamping out license plates
  • Fairly OddParents - The kid's play area is depicted as a prison, complete with license plate stamping machine.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - When Mrs. Puff goes to prison, she's shown chipping at large boulders at one point.
  • The Three Stooges did the boulders bit on several occasions.
  • Happens in Lucky Luke.
  • Brother Where Art Thou uses it as well.
  • Inmates of Victorian prisons were required to operate treadwheels and hand-powered cranks. Sometimes this would serve a useful function, but sometimes they'd just be stirring sand in a barrel.
  • Rambo is literally shown doing the "making big rocks into little rocks" bit with a sledgehammer for his stunts in First Blood.
  • Johnny Bravo while inmate is told to chip a large boulder, glue it together then chip it again.
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