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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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While much has been written about French navigation and colonial settlement in America, few authors have dwelt on the carceral dimensions underlying these attempts. This is the case, among others, for the third and last expedition of Jacques Cartier and of J-F de La Rocque de Roberval from 1541 to 1543, which included a large […]

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Durante el período colonial tardío y después de la Independencia de las Repúblicas de España (aproximadamente entre 1810 y 1830) las islas de América Latina se utilizaron repetidamente como sitios de castigo y exilio para reos comunes y perseguidos políticos; la elite y la no elite; y, casi sin excepción, presos masculinos. Los principales objetivos […]

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Penal transportation in the late eighteenth-century Spanish empire had two important peculiarities that differentiated it from other empires.

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The English East India Company (EIC) made a brief attempt to send convicts to Robben Island in 1615, but it was the Dutch who transformed it into a prison.

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