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    During the existence of gulags, prisons as we understand them in the world today did not exist?
    All convicts were sent to gulags?
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    No. There were prisons also.
    Gulag managed "correctional camps". It is acronym for "главное [main]; управление [administration]; лагерей [of the camps]".
    As far as I know initially "correctional camps" were "light" versions of prisons. Prisoners in camps have more personal freedom in comparison to prisoners who were locked in prison's cells.
    However, with Gulag system, forced labor was introduced. Also "special correctional camps" were introduced for "very dangerous criminals". They were located in the places with extreme conditions. Far north, uranium mines and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio1986 View Post
    During the existence of gulags, prisons as we understand them in the world today did not exist?
    All convicts were sent to gulags?
    no, there were 'prisons' also (in soviet times), eg Butyrka, Lubyanka, Bolshoy dom, Matrosskaya Tishina, Lefortovo, Taganka, Sukhanovo, Kresty to give you names of some of them
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    forgot about 'Oryol'
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