This chapter discusses how the colonial prison became the focal point of anticolonial activism in French Indochina during World War 2. It explains that the incarceration of thousands of political activists at the start of the war led to overcrowding and an abrupt deterioration in prison conditions, which in turn led to agitation of inmates. It discusses the postcolonial politics of colonial imprisonment and suggests that the final historical legacy left by the colonial prison may be the way in which it has served as a kind of implicit negative example for communist institutional development in postcolonial Vietnam.
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