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death row

 (rō)
n.
The part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty. Also called death house.
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death row

or

death house

n
(Social Welfare) US the part of a prison where those sentenced to death are confined
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death′ row′


n.
prison cells for inmates awaiting execution.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.death row - 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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Translations

death row

n (Am) to be on death rowessere nel braccio della morte
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A record 110 inmates age 60 and older were on death rows across the nation as of Dec.
Death row's elderly population has grown for a number of reasons.
Death by legal decree is a growth industry, with 3,487 inmates on American death rows as of April this year, and the USA's refusal to abolish the penalty seems to be the most famous example of a global trend.
According to the anti-capital- punishment Death Penalty Information Center, 85 people have been freed from Death Rows in 21 states.
Nearly 3,400 Americans reside on death rows, and their numbers increase daily despite our declining murder rate.
The only difference between then and now is that now there are more people doing more time for more crimes in more prisons, more people waiting to be executed on more death rows - a difference of quantity, not quality.
All death rows share a central goal: "human storage" in an "austere world in which condemned prisoners are treated as bodies kept alive to be killed," as one study put it.
Over 2,600 people are sitting on death rows in the United States-more than at any time in our history.
Several dozen young people - most of them male, most of them black - inhabit death rows in state penitentiaries, awaiting execution for crimes committed when they were fifteen or sixteen or seventeen years old.
LAHORE: Pakistan has the largest death row population in the world as the number has swelled up to 8,000, a local media outlet reported on Sunday.
President Bush issued an executive order on March 8 directing state courts to review dozens of death row cases involving Mexican nationals.