- 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
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Examples from the Web for prison camp
The sanitary conditions in this prison-camp were excellent as a general proposition.Outwitting the Hun
News of the trouble in Ireland sifted through to us in the prison-camp.
It was September 25th that we left the prison-camp and came to Rossbach—eighteen miles south on the railway.
In the prison-camp the word "friend" has an active and positive quality in it which it sometimes lacks in normal times.
Among the major's letters was one which had been forwarded from his brother Titus, then in a prison-camp in the North.A Lieutenant at Eighteen