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death house

n.
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Noun1.death house - the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
cellblock, ward - a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)
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Lucy lies in the tomb of her kin, a lordly death house in a lonely churchyard, away from teeming London, where the air is fresh, and the sun rises over Hampstead Hill, and where wild flowers grow of their own accord.
According to Sarat, the state (used generically) must execute the condemned in the most painless and humane manner that is technologically possible at that time in order to symbolically differentiate the state's lawful killing from whatever gruesome crime brought the condemned to the death house.
She said: "One of the people he talks to is a Death House captain, responsible for the last meal and buckling down prisoners to be executed.
Two death house inmates Jahandad Khan and Muhammed Arshad were executed at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.
FAISALABAD/ SAHIWAL -- As many as four death house inmates have been hanged till their death at the gallows in jails of different Punjab cities early Tuesday morning.
The media has renamed some such as the Trailside Killer, Co-ed Killer, Children of Thunder, Vampire of Sacramento, Zebra Killers and the Death House Landlady.
10 West 14th Street, where Joel Steinberg beat his six-year-old daughter to death in 1987, is known in some circles as "the death house," and over 20 people are said to have died there, according to Jason Sail of CitiHabitats.
Carroll Pickett, the death house chaplain, said DeLuna asked if he could call him Daddy and held the pastor's hand as long as he could.
In 2002, his "Stevie" won the Joris Ivens Award for docu, he returned a year later to screen "The New Americans," and was back in 2008 to host a masterclass and present "At the Death House Door," co-directed by Peter Gilbert.
Into the Abyss" opens with a death house chaplain talking about the significance of all life forms and the moral outrage of capital punishment.
Having been led into a barn-like building called "the Death House," our tour guide startled us by pulling a lever releasing a human effigy from the ceiling.