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To provide readily available and relocatable accommodation for prisoners when the jails were overflowing and exporting them to America was stopped by the War of Independence, decommissioned ships were used.

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In the book Great Expectations what are the prison ships called?

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What was the purpose of british prison ships?

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According to the passage what is the effect of committing murder?

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