condemned cell


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condemned cell

a prison cell in which a person condemned to death awaits execution.
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Development agency One North East, he implied, is not merely in the Last Chance Saloon, it's in the condemned cell.
An outspoken voice for the need for criminal justice reform, Mr Yarris spent 23 years in a condemned cell.
IMAGINE what it would be like sitting in a condemned cell, counting down the hours to your execution, hoping against forlorn hope that a reprieve might just spare you.
He could have poisoned him, battered him to death with an axe or pushed him over a cliff - and he would not have had to sweat in the condemned cell.
Bradford, in the Premiership's condemned cell most of the season, went to Goodison after two successive wins.
This is my third Christmas period in Penang Prison but my first in a condemned cell which no-one - let alone an innocent man - should ever have to endure.
Derby Jail, which was built in 1756 for 60 prisoners and which includes a condemned cell, was the last "home" in England for many prisoners who were deported to Australia.
The condemned cell and the execution block are the settings for some of Shakespeare's most powerful scenes.
Their Condemned Cell, 1986--a parody of a well-known 19th-century Hungarian painting--displays tin and wire figures and objects in Dada anarchy.
The Grade I listed hall also houses the Crown and Civil Court, which were working courts until the 1980s when the Court Service moved to Derby Square, as well as holding cells for prisoners and the rather gruesome condemned cell on the ground floor and basement levels.
Some years ago, when I was serving in the Cardiff City Police, I was given a description of the condemned cell complex by an old warder who had worked at the prison.