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WARDEN. A guardian; a keeper. This is the name given to various officers: as, the warden of the prison; the wardens of the port of Philadelphia; church wardens.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Shortly after the news broke, the prison warden, Leonardo Beltran, and over 70 prison employees were taken to Mexico City and detained at a local hotel for questioning.
The prison warden stood at the head of the gurney, behind Frank's head, and he too never looked at anything except the floor.
Carter is unwavering in his knowledge of his innocence, and rather than giving in to the despair of the penitentiary (watch for a neat cameo performance by Al Waxman as the prison warden) he defines himself on his own terms and waits in hope for his release.
Solicitor General Donald Browne said he plans to contest the award, noting that the court should have considered that Peters was being punished for a 1996 attack on a prison warden in which he struck the warden on the head with a piece of wood, knocking him unconscious.
A PRISON warden who guarded mass murderer Rose West in the dock during her trial is suing the Home Office, it was revealed last night.
A court in Hokkaido on Tuesday dismissed a 5 million yen damage suit filed against the state by a prisoner who was kept in solitary confinement for more than 13 years for making "antiestablishment remarks." The Asahikawa District Court approved a claim by the state that whether or not to implement solitary confinement, and for how long, is a matter within the discretion of a prison warden. The plaintiff is Yoichi Isoe, 55, who was kept in solitary confinement 24 hours a day for 13 years and seven months with short breaking periods since he was imprisoned in Asahikawa Prison, in Asahikawa, central Hokkaido in 1982.
David also met with the prison warden to discuss the conditions of the eight detainees.
A 36-year-old prison warden was remanded in custody for eights days on Friday in connection with possession of 430 grammes of synthetic drugs, as authorities were investigating whether he had any associates inside or outside the island's correctional facility.
When a popular driver dies, crooked prison warden Hennessey persuades Ames to take his place, claiming he will be released if he is victorious.
They were discovered missing by a prison warden the same day of their escape.
A prison warden and a prisoner were injured in the incident, RIA Novosti reported.