death house

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the cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution


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But the fact of the matter is that real people died in the Death House.
At the Death House Door," a documentary by Steve James and Peter Gilbert, two of the filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated "Hoop Dreams," offers a sympathetic portrait of Pickett, who led men through the last 15 to 18 hours of their lives.
She sweet-talked her way into persuading the guards to take her to the death house, where the executions take place.
She persuaded the guards to take her to the death house, where the executions take place.
Among the others were a thriller called Death House and another called Meet the Grim, about an unexpected guest at a house party.
Betty Williams, Dobie Williams's mama, is here now in the death house of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a terrible place for a mama to be.
Below the New York Central Railroad tracks which bisected Sing Sing, the lower portion of the prison contained the old cell block, the death house, workshops, and baseball field.
Death row inmates now are segregated on the first floor of a general population cellblock; the new death house stands 200 yards away from the main building.
Toi Derricotte, acclaimed poet and Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, is the author of numerous volumes including, Natural Birth, The Empress of the Death House, Captivity, and Tender, winner of the 1998 Patterson Poetry Prize.
ON THE MARKET The Barry death house, above, and killer Robert Mochrie, left.
Condemned Inside the Sing Sing Death House, by Scott Christianson, New York University Press, 2000, 166 pp.
Chief of Detectives Ralph Oriscello tracked down the killers and saw them convicted and sentenced to death; then, as the elected sheriff of the county he became their jailer and eventually transported them to the death house.
actually laughs when he's quizzed about state poisoning in the Texas death house outside Huntsville.
San Quentin's Duffy states that "capital punishment is a tragic failure, and my heart fights it even as my hand gives the execution signal in the death house.
On the day, he was taken to Death House, 15 miles away from his death row cell in Huntsville," she explains.