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death row

n. nick-name for that portion of a prison in which prisoners are housed who are under death sentences and are awaiting appeals and/or potential execution. (See: death penalty, capital punishment)

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There are 645 inmates currently on Death Row - some of them sentenced decades ago, according to the state Department of Corrections, with 16 sentences that have been reversed and are awaiting retrial.
Correction: While most of those released from death row have been released for political purposes or for technical reasons unrelated to guilt, it is true that a small number have been released because DNA evidence has proven innocence.
Nearly half have been on death row for 15 years or more.
Another death row prisoner, Mohammad Tariq was hanged at the Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore.
Legal issues for death row inmates certainly create greater concerns not only for inmates, but for the prison administration, since all but a few states segregate death row inmates.
Jamal gives readers an inside view into every horror and frustration, everything cruel and unusual that those on death row must experience while somehow attempting to maintain a semblance of sanity.
One of those who spoke was Costella Cannon, whose son, Frank Bounds, died on Illinois' death row before his sentence could be carried out, denying his guilt until the end.
21, Martin Luther King Day, gathered steam after the exoneration of another Florida death row inmate.
Even more disturbing, "Thirty prisoners on Alabama's death row have no lawyers to pursue appeals, by far the largest such group in any state.
What: An architect plots an elaborate escape plan for his brother, who's on Death Row for murdering the vice president's brother, which involves being incarcerated himself.
By April of 2006, Death Row Records head Marion "Suge" Knight sought bankruptcy protection for himself and the record company, claiming debts in excess of $100 million dollars.
Death row prisoners Usman and his son Aftab was hanged in Attock Central Jail.