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- n. The part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty. Also called death house.
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- n. the section of a prison which houses those inmates who are sentenced to death
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- n. the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution
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At times during his first campaign, his gestures toward disaffected Reagan Democrats could seem clumsy and transparent (what ever happened to Sister Souljah?) or frighteningly coldhearted (allowing the execution of a mentally retarded death row inmate to go forward on the eve of an important primary).
While defense attorneys shared part of the blame for losing winnable cases, not one lawyer in the Cook County Murder Task Force had a death row case sent back because of incompetence or misconduct.
Pauline sat on the edge of my desk and told me that Stanley Higgins, the prosecutor in Mudman's case, had sent six men to death row from one little Texas county.
Psychiatric, neurological, and psychoeducational characteristics of 15 death row inmates in United States.