prison camp


a camp for the confinement of prisoners of war or political prisoners.
a camp for less dangerous prisoners assigned to outdoor work, usually for the government.

Origin of prison camp

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of prison camp

  • The sanitary conditions in this prison-camp were excellent as a general proposition.

  • News of the trouble in Ireland sifted through to us in the prison-camp.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • It was September 25th that we left the prison-camp and came to Rossbach—eighteen miles south on the railway.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • In the prison-camp the word "friend" has an active and positive quality in it which it sometimes lacks in normal times.

    Three Times and Out

    Nellie L. McClung

  • Among the major's letters was one which had been forwarded from his brother Titus, then in a prison-camp in the North.