death house

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Noun[edit]

death house (plural death houses)

  1. Syn. death row.
  2. A holding area in a prison for condemned prisoners in the time immediately prior to execution.

References[edit]

  • Syn. death row: Christianson, Scott, Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House, NYU Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0814715963
  • Holding area: Pickett, Carroll, Within These Walls: Memoirs of a Death House Chaplain, St. Martin's Press, 2002, ISBN ISBN 978-0312287177