condemned cell

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condemned cell

a prison cell in which a person condemned to death awaits execution.
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Observation notes from the condemned cells reveal how on June 20, 1958, at about 2.30pm, "Manuel was found lying on his bed frothing at the mouth".
Two cells in the main building were converted to condemned cells.
Ten years later the death penalty was abolished, along with Holloway's condemned cells and execution shed.
Beaumaris is a tiny place, perched on the edge of the straits, bit of a pier, stone seafront, chip shop hidden in an arcade, gaol with condemned cells and a treadmill.
I recently visited the condemned cells at Poperinghe Town Hall, in France, where some of those lads were kept before being shot.