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chain gang

(US) a group of convicted prisoners chained together, usually while doing hard labour.
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Unfortunately, the chain gangs that emerged as replacement mechanisms were indistinguishable from the work camps in terms of their brutality and loathsomeness.
On this achievement, Russ Johnson, founder of The Chain Gang was pleased to make this announcement and said, "We are so happy to be able to reach this milestone and are extremely inspired to reach the next one even sooner!
Burns, a World War I veteran and escapee of a Georgia chain gang. The author covers Robert Elliot Burns life before and during his incarceration, the writing of I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, the making and reception of the film, and many other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs six chapters and three appendices.
His biggest acting achievement came in Cool Hand Luke, a 1967 film about a rebellious war hero played by Paul Newman who is bent on bucking the system as a prisoner on a Southern chain gang.
His demise appeared to have let in Minella Aris, but Aidan O'Brien's runner was caught by Chain Gang after touching 1.06.
CHAIN GANG Danny Kennedy, centre, in Belfast yesterday with Andrew Grieve and Orla Campbell from his department
Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary.
In Cy, a historical photograph inspires Dudley to construct the imagined life of a thirteen-year-old sentenced to a chain gang with boys even younger than he.
A "CHAIN gang" of civic dignitaries enjoyed a visit to Church End Brewery, near Atherstone, for a charity fund-raiser.
And those who know Bruce's previous work can look out for recurring symbols - mirrored shades, for instance, and that chain gang.
Rainbow was about chain gang men--their misery--their labor--their dreams.
I parked in a field, and Ronan and I walked through a light sprinkling of rain to the chain gang. There were already five dogs clipped on the chain.