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    Question The title for this kind of punishment...

    Hi all,
    In some films (or probably even in reality) defendants are sentenced to years in prison PLUS working in, say, a mine! (in those striped costumes!)
    What is the title of htis kind of sentence?

    Thank you so much, in advance. (I don't think it's a form of social service, is it?)

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    Re: The title for this kind of punishment...

    It was 'hard labour' in BrE.

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    Re: The title for this kind of punishment...

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It was 'hard labour' in BrE.
    Same in North America.

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    Re: The title for this kind of punishment...

    And - in parts of the USA (I think) but not in the UK - they were organized into 'chain-gangs' - all chained together.

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