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Остров Сахалин, по своему контуру напоминающий огромного осетра, занимающий 30 тысяч квадратных миль и расположенный к северу от Японии, использовался царским правительством в качестве каторжной колонии с 1868 по 1905 гг.

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Between 1787 and 1857, the East India Company (EIC) instituted radical changes in punishment, across the presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras

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The first fleet set off from Portsmouth for New Holland (as Australia was known) on 13 May 1787 under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip.

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The attempt to construct a prison in Zanzibar draws together important themes in the history of empire, incarceration and mobility.

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From 1593 and ending in 1988 Russian heads of state used forced exile (ssylka) and hard labor (katorga) as the preferred methods for punishing criminals.

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