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A group of cells that make up a section of a prison.
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a group of cells in a prison where prisoners are kept
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a unit or section of a prison consisting of a number of cells.
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Noun1.cellblock - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
block - housing in a large building that is divided into separate units; "there is a block of classrooms in the west wing"
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
death house, death row - the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
prison, prison house - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
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Hosted by the Tartan LUG - Lego Users Group - more than 2,000 people walked through the former cellblock doors to see the eclectic range of displays.
Hosted by the Tartan LUG - the Lego Users Group - more than 2,000 people walked through the former cellblock doors to see the eclectic range of displays.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- A showdown between armed inmates and guards in an overcrowded cellblock of a Venezuelan jail Friday left at least 23 prisoners dead, a prisoner rights groups said.
(TAP) - Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded in a confrontation in a cellblock in central Venezuela in what a state official called a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups described as a massacre.
Prior to trial, he signed a jury waiver form in the cellblock of the Licht courthouse with his attorney and Creole interpreter present.
These external structures that stand within the outer wall include a former detention room, cellblock and a fire-engine shed.
Officials told the Brazilian news site G1 that the violence at the Colonia Agroindustrial prison apparently erupted when inmates from one cellblock invaded three others where prisoners from rival gangs are housed.
Even his dreams seem bound to the cellblock. "I dreamed last night that someone had kidnapped me, and you came and rescued me, and you fought with them and defeated them," he told one of the guards recently, tugging on the man's belt to get him to pay attention.
After taking the consent of the patient, FNAC was done and two smears and a cellblock were prepared.
"I want to see the wilderness video, number 28," he said to the officer in the control room, as the blank white cinderblock walls of the cellblock surrounded him.