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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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But the fact of the matter is that real people died in the Death House. Real people were hanged--decapitated even.
After lunch, the players accompanied the guards on a tour of the penitentiary, proceeding through a series of iron-barred doors that led them outside to the prison yard and down to the death house and gloomy old cell block built in 1825.
Condemned Inside the Sing Sing Death House, by Scott Christianson, New York University Press, 2000, 166 pp.
Chief of Detectives Ralph Oriscello tracked down the killers and saw them convicted and sentenced to death; then, as the elected sheriff of the county he became their jailer and eventually transported them to the death house. While the community was enveloped in rage over the senseless crime, Chief Oriscello kept saying that the killers were "poor unfortunates" who if they had the opportunities of our friends would have likely turned out differently.
actually laughs when he's quizzed about state poisoning in the Texas death house outside Huntsville.
I have known several men who have been very close to the chair, and who, afterward, were found to be innocent." San Quentin's Duffy states that "capital punishment is a tragic failure, and my heart fights it even as my hand gives the execution signal in the death house." Duffy writes compellingly about a period when four men were put to death and says, "I knew most of these condemned men, and I have officially executed many others ...
"On the day, he was taken to Death House, 15 miles away from his death row cell in Huntsville," she explains.
On 7 December 1982, Texas became the first state to use it when Charles Brooks was executed in the 'Death House' at Huntsville Prison.
As Terrence Rafferty writes in the New Yorker article "Amazing Grace," "The hope of the movie, as of the book, is that familiarity with the death house ...
Television cameramen lined the road as Williams's hearse crept from the death house, its red emergency light circling in the darkness.
DEATH HOUSE Police search teams outside flat, highlighted, where Pacteau, right, hid Karen's body
In Sargodha, another death house inmate, Muhammed Khan was hanged in District Jail.