penal settlements

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Scope note
Settlements established for the purpose of containing prisoners or other detainees and punishing them through forced labor, whether overseas or within the boundaries of the founding state. For inhabited places containing prisons, but not necessarily established as settlements for penal purposes, use "prison centers (inhabited places)."
penal settlements
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024