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Turlough: How long have you been here?
Natalia Pushkin: It seems like forever.
Turlough: And in all that time, have you ever tried to fight back, to escape?
Natalia Pushkin: New arrivals always ask that. Escape to where, Turlough? There are no walls in our prison. This is the last beacon of life in the whole of creation: to leave is to die.

There are no prison cells or jailers in Leopoldheim. An Imperial garrison is stationed there not to keep prisoners in, but to keep the hostile natives out. If the denizens of the jungle don’t finish off the prisoners, disease will, and life in the colony is a miserable existence.
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We were never truly imprisoned in the slave quarters, but it was clear that if we left, we would be at the mercy of the Dark City - a barrier more effective than any amount of walls, fences and razorwire.
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This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade; no guard tower; no electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. Punishment means exile from prison to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive.
(Two Klingon guards drag out a humanoid prisoner, who collapses immediately and begins to die of hypothermia.)
Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die.
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