prison farm, noun phrase

Origin:
English
A farm run by the Department of Correctional Services and worked by prisoners who are employed during working hours and confined under prison conditions at night.
Note:
Also U.S. English.
1953 A. Mogale in Drum Apr. 36The last time you heard from me I was doing compulsory labour on some prison farm.
1971 Area Handbk for Rep. of S. Afr. (American Univ., Washington) 720In the 1960’s the trend in new prison construction favored..prison centres or complexes, each containing a reception center, a maximum security capability, and a prison farm.
1974 Farmer’s Weekly 20 Mar. 25This prison farm in the picturesque Cape rehabilitates its inmates using ‘agricultural therapy’...An environment has been created in the form of prison farms to provide a ‘work climate’..with the emphasis on training which can be utilised successfully after release.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 31 Dec. 3The South African Prison Services and the South African Police remain silent on the probe into the death of three prisoners at the Barberton Prison Farm on Wednesday.
1983 Daily Dispatch 7 Sept. 2A Barberton Prison Farm convict said yesterday that..he had been beaten up by warders during the day.
1987 M. Poland Train to Doringbult 127‘Nazambane?’ ‘The prison farm. Far away. You will work till the heat of the sun boils your blood.’
A farm run by the Department of Correctional Services and worked by prisoners who are employed during working hours and confined under prison conditions at night.
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