Does distance matter for social convention? Is it "okay" to strip and rape women convicts in a far away colony if not at "home"? A far away colony is only as good as a concentration camp or a reservation or a prison or a <insert mode of segregation> Why does segregation make degradation more acceptable? So it was legal to send cruel men there and it was legal enough that not one of them was held accountable for it. Why? Neither is rape or domestic violence in any of the societies. But it seems that the law registers these cases and hence provides confirmation that they are not legally supported. Were the rapes and transactions of the female convicts illegal enough to be registered? Are they recorded as crimes?