Sentence Examples


  • These prisons received all sentenced to short terms of imprisonment, the long-term convicts going to the bagnes (the great convict prisons at the arsenals of Rochefort, Brest and Toulon), while in 1851 transportation to penal colonies was adopted.
  • The two first were convicts with shaven heads.
  • Then two pairs of Frenchmen approached the criminals and at the officer's command took the two convicts who stood first in the row.
  • Well, one night the convicts were gathered just as we are, with the old man among them.
  • They were naval or military officers in command of the garrison, the convicts and the few free settlers.