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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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Common sense needn't be a requirement for a claim--a Montana prisoner, who'd held off his execution through two decades of appeals, finally argued that the length of time he'd had to endure on death row was unconstitutional.
Inevitably conditions on Death Row are harsh and dehumanising, compounded by the fact that many of the prisoners have been abandoned by their families and friends, reducing even further their contact with the outside world.
The tapes consisted of Abu-Jamal's musings about prison conditions, with particular focus on the character of life on death row.
Supreme Court ruling in March in favor of a Texas death row inmate, Bobby Moore, that invalidated the state's long-standing method of determining if a death-sentenced inmate was intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution.
One death row prisoner was hanged in Rajan Pur jail for killing his wife over domestic dispute.
A few seniors are on death row because they committed aggravated murder at an unusually old age.
Among the 38 states with capital punishment laws as of December 2003, California held the most death row inmates (629), followed by Texas (452), Florida (364) and Pennsylvania (230).
Three men who spent a combined 67 years on death row were freed recently, bringing to 111 the number of inmates who have been released from death row since 1973.
Over the past three decades, 102 individuals have been exonerated from death row in America.
Dre became a partner in the infamous Death Row Records.