condemned cell


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condemned cell

a prison cell in which a person condemned to death awaits execution.
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Nehru is lucky not to be around today, or he would perhaps find himself in the 'condemned cell' with Saibaba or arrested as an urban Naxalite, if not something worse.
They were housed in a condemned cell next to the execution chamber for the last three or four days of their lives.
Popular legend has it that, while at Newcastle Castle, Houdini was challenged to escape the so-called Condemned Cell (which to this day, remains closed to the public).
The 1993 blasts convict, who will be hanged at 6 am on Thursday, was shifted in the small hours to the 'condemned cell', where he was out of sight
In a moving essay from his condemned cell, published by Britain's Guardian newspaper a day before his execution, Masih reflected on his life on death row, during which time he received numerous death warrants.
HANGED: Allen and Evans Here, Liam returns to the condemned cell where he once contemplated his grim fate 41 years ago.
"Patricia was also able to tell me about her last visit to her father in the condemned cell. She sat on his knee and he gave her some sweets which the prison warders had given him.
TRANMERE could not avoid putting Prenton Park through an ordeal of nail-chewing anxiety before finally escaping from a six-month detention in League One's condemned cell.
Development agency One North East, he implied, is not merely in the Last Chance Saloon, it's in the condemned cell. A regional approach is not what a Tory government would like.
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.