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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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Even if, for some unexpected reason, appeals on their behalf to the courts or public conscience succeed, there are sufficient women on death rows across the country to be sure a woman is going to fry soon.
Her character, Cindy Liggett, has been on Death Row for 12 years awaiting execution by lethal injection.
A few seniors are on death row because they committed aggravated murder at an unusually old age.
But there have been more than 100 people exonerated and released from death rows in 25 states across the USA.
Here was the perfect opportunity for Protess and Warden to broaden their perspective from one courthouse in Illinois to death rows across the country.
This is a collection of short essays about death row, prison, American criminal justice, and being black in late twentieth-century America by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a prize-winning Philadelphia radio journalist who was working as a part-time taxi driver when he was arrested for the December 9, 1981, murder of Philadelphia policeman Daniel Faulkner.
The report strongly criticizes two recent federal laws, one that significantly curtails federal courts' power to review capital cases from state courts and one that ended federal funding for lawyers helping death row inmates pursue appeals.
The conditions of most of America's death rows create Harry Washingtons by the score.
And of the approximately 20,000 people arrested for murder each year in the United States, hundreds whose crimes are just as repugnant as those on death rows are spared and receive lighter sentences.
All three San Fernando Valley women are on Death Row now for their crimes and prosecutors want Donna K.
They're tucked away in sections of the paper that no one reads - a sentence or two reporting that so-and-so, who has been on death row since 1984 for shooting a convenience-store clerk during a botched holdup, exhausted his appeals and was electrocuted last night, or hanged, or given a lethal injection, or asphyxiated in a gas chamber.