death row


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death row

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n.
The part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty. Also called death house.

death row

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death house

n
(Social Welfare) US the part of a prison where those sentenced to death are confined

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n.
prison cells for inmates awaiting execution.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death row - the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
Translations

death row

n (Am) to be on death rowessere nel braccio della morte
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Since 1973, Koretz's office said, 119 Death Row inmates, including six Californians, have been freed after establishing their innocence.
Whites continued to comprise the majority on death row in the year 2000 (1,990 whites to 1,535 blacks and 68 others).
Correction: A previous version of this story said there were 12 inmates on Texas death row for 30 years or more.
According to details, death row convicts Ghulam Musa and Aftab Masih had killed a woman and her two sons Amir and Atir in 1992 during a robbery attempt.
Death Row is being operated by a Court appointed trustee.
The second most consequential change in death penalty administration is the amount of time inmates spend on death row prior to execution.
In this regard, Jamal is doubly challenged because he is not only forced to live on death row, but to live there as an innocent man, one of the most celebrated political prisoners of our time.
Responding to what he called "our state's shameful record of convicting innocent people and putting them on death row," Illinois Governor George Ryan convened this commission to find out why more innocent people have been released from Illinois' death row than executed since reinstatement.
The Moratorium March, sponsored in part by the Florida Catholic Conference, will begin at death row in Raiford and finish at the governor's office in Tallahassee.
A study of the death penalty in North Carolina released this year found that the likelihood of landing on death row was much higher if the victim was white and the perpetrator was nonwhite.
On January 9th, Mexico filed a complaint before the UN's International Court of Justice (commonly called the "World Court") charging that "American officials have violated the rights of all 54 Mexicans on death row in the United States and asking that their executions be commuted," reported the Washington Post.
His brother Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) is on Death Row in a prison outside Chicago for murdering the vice president's brother, a crime he swears he did not commit.