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padded cell

n
a room, esp one in a mental hospital, with padded surfaces in which violent inmates are placed
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padded cell

nGummizelle f

padded cell

ncella con le pareti imbottite (in carceri, ospedali psichiatrici)
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How will you like to see your mother in a straitjacket an' a padded cell, shut out from the light of the sun an' beaten like a nigger before the war, Willie, beaten an' clubbed like a regular black nigger?
She decided on dragging the Government to court after she read about other women being stripped and put naked into padded cells by male police officers at stations, including Christies Beach and the City Watch House.
Playgrounds are like padded cells, tree swings are pulled down and "No Ball Games" signs are more common than speed humps.
At a meeting of Denbigh Town Council members blasted Living TV's 'Most Haunted Live after crew members conducted seances from padded cells from the former North Wales hospital.
During the first night, next Saturday, the team will attempt an elaborate "time-slip" experiment in the asylum, in which two members will be strapped into straitjackets in separate padded cells during a seance.
It aims to 'normalise' mental health and dispel the myths of men in white coats and padded cells.
Now we've got a generation who're locked into luxury padded cells with their computers, DVDs, TVs and everything electronic.
Psychopaths are often portrayed in padded cells but some can be found in our boardrooms wearing a sincere smile.
If they were they could all arrange to have padded cells fitted in their homes.
At the risk of being carted off to one of Rampton's padded cells I'd rather have a flutter on Nasser's no-hopers winning the cricket World Cup in March than backing Ben Cohen and Co to claim the ultimate prize in rugby union.
To describe Out of Sight/Out of Mind this way is to slip into gallows humor, which misses the real somber creepiness of the massive chair, the inventively directed movie, and those unnervingly comfortable padded cells.