Divergent reporting

Basically all English language media report that Pussy Riot gut sentenced to two years in "prison". All German media report two years in a "Straflager" (penal camp).

It's outrageously excessive either way, but "Russian penal camp" makes me think of something much worse than "prison".

I don't have the Russian to get to the original sentence. I just don't know.

So does anyone have thoughts on what the actual sentence might be or why the two translations are so widely divergent?

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