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chain gang

(US) a group of convicted prisoners chained together, usually while doing hard labour.
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In a punishment reform act, the state legislature granted judges the power to send white women to a separate women's prison in lieu of the chain gang.
Body Jewelry sold at The Chain Gang is completely safe for all piercings, and even the 14k Gold is 100% nickel-free.
Burns, a World War I veteran and escapee of a Georgia chain gang.
Hence, he seeks out the historically muted voices of those entombed within terrorizing spaces such as the chain gang rolling cage and the modern solitary confinement cell, engaging the writings of Toni Morrison and Chester Himes as well as a broad range of archival materials, including landmark court cases, prison songs, and testimonies, reaching back to the birth of modern plantations of enslavement such as Louisiana's "Angola" penitentiary.
The chain gang was born but later classed as a inhumane by the penal reform movement.
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.
His stories reiterated the Southern plantation myth with his father playing the role of benevolent paternalist, but his memories contrast starkly with the common perception of the chain gang as the American gulag, an image that originates at least in part with the film I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
A bit of chain gang action on the highways would not be the worst thing in the world for these youngsters, would it?
The band were sounding as tight as ever and they weren't shy to roll out the hits such as Back on the Chain Gang, I'll Stand By You and Don't Get Me Wrong in an entertaining hour and a half long show.
CHAIN GANG From left, Tom May, Bath's Matt Stevens, Guy Hilton of Hilton Gateshead and Michael Stephenson.
1 The 1960 single Chain Gang was the first UK Top Ten hit for which US soul superstar?