supermax

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supermax

(ˈsuːpəˌmæks)
n (modifier)
(Social Welfare) having or relating to the very highest levels of security: a supermax jail.
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In this memoir, Stanton, an author, tells the story of her childhood in working-class Walpole, Massachusetts, the location of a maximum-security prison. Her mother used to threaten her children with putting them in the prison if they exhibited bad behavior, and when her parents separated in the 1970s, her mother shoplifted and committed grand larceny to stay afloat.
Late last year, a riot broke out in a maximum-security prison in the Northern city of Khujand.
The 53-year-old actor, best-known for his roles in 'Angels in America,' 'Basquiat,' 'Casino Royale,' 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Westworld,' won best actor at the Tribeca Film Festival last year for his portrayal of an inmate at a maximum-security prison in the last five weeks of his commuted 60-year sentence.
so he could be out of the El Altiplano maximum-security prison he was being held in, where his lawyers and wife said he was being tortured.
A FIRE has destroyed a dormitory at a maximum-security prison in the central Philippines, killing 10 inmates, officials said.
KABUL (TAP) - An explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday allowed hundreds of inmates to escape from a maximum-security prison in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.
Richard Matt was one of two prison escapees who had been convicted of murder to break out of a New York State maximum-security prison, using power tools.
Guzman's second escape from a maximum-security prison in 14 years is a huge embarrassment for President Enrique Pena Nieto's administration, which had celebrated the capture of the world's most-wanted drug baron just 17 months ago.
Richard Matt, who once vowed never to be taken alive, was fatally shot during an encounter with border patrol agents Friday, almost three weeks after he and David Sweat staged an elaborate breakout from a maximum-security prison.
A POLICE officer jailed for murdering his wife killed his whole family when they visited him in a maximum-security prison.
State prison officials want to build a 1,000-inmate maximum-security prison to ease the overcrowding, but Sen.
According to news.com.au, he was arrested in April, and had been held at a maximum-security prison in Abu Dhabi since June.
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