holding cell

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Noun1.holding cell - a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trialholding cell - a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer, clink - a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
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Dad-of-five Sean Browne was caged alongside sick killer Graham Dwyer in the Midlands Prison, forced to strip and left alone in a holding cell for hours at a time.
was only given food and water after 14 hours; was locked up with many other inmates in an unhygienic, dirty, stinking holding cell with only one open toilet that did not work, but in which inmates relieved themselves in full view of others; had to sleep on a cold cement floor without a mattress and only one filthy smelly blanket.
A California man, who claimed detectives assaulted him during an interview at the Lane County Jail last month, has been found guilty of attempted coercion and initiating a false report after surveillance video in the holding cell showed the man punching himself in the face numerous times.
That's where former prisoner Giorgos Aslanis spent about three months in a roughly 40 square-meter (400 square feet) police holding cell in the northern town of Serres.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Daniel Chong, the California college student left handcuffed in a federal holding cell without food or water for four days, agreed to a $4.
But the 31-yearold was soon released and was last night back in his holding cell.
He also confirmed that each communal holding cell had only one single shower and toilet, the report added.
The man arrested for killing a doctor in Abu Dhabi has tried to commit suicide in his holding cell, cops said.
Summary: The Pakistani patient accused of murdering his urologist at Abu Dhabi's Ahalia Hospital was taken to a psychiatric ward when he attempted to commit suicide in a holding cell, after he was arrested.
A SAN Diego college student whom federal drug agents forgot and left in a holding cell for five days without food or water said he drank his own urine to survive.
Dewi Wyn Jones was being put in a holding cell in the parking bay of the police station, after he had stolen property from BHS and Iceland in Wrexham.
ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Despite repeated efforts the civil administration has failed to get the Pakistan Austrian Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management vacated from the army, who are still continuing to use it as a holding cell for terrorists.