The rest served prison sentences “at hard labor” and were dishonorably discharged.
There was always a looming threat of hard labor for those who seriously misbehaved.
Along with thousands of others deemed either dangerous or useful for hard labor—he was taken prisoner by the Soviet forces.
From the fate of other deserters, Slovik apparently figured that the worst he faced was being sentenced to 20 years hard labor.
Not many people would invite two back-to-back prison trips after two years of hard labor.
He had the aspect of one rising from a terrible illness; in fact, he had just come out of prison after a month's hard labor.
Still, you have hard labor before you, if you would be really an artist.
She was sentenced to be kept to hard labor in the House of Correction for six months.
The jury found a verdict against him, and the Court sentenced him to hard labor, in the penitentiary, for the term of four years.
This time the yards were braced up as sharp as the boys could brace them, and a full hour was consumed in this hard labor.