cellblock : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

  • Sitting on the cellblock steps was a trembling National Guardsman, a kid of no more than 19, trying to calm his nerves with a cigarette.
  • Huntsville, Texas Opened 1849 Capacity: 1,870 Inmates: 2,171 malesSomeone on cellblock B struck a five-string banjo and began to sing: 'I got those cellblock blues.
  • In prison he devoted himself to memorizing the Koran and became the leader of his cellblock of 20 political prisoners.
News & Articles

  • Family of inmate who died at Westchester jail to sue
    Early on Jan. 29, Westchester County jail inmate Rashod McNulty was treated in the infirmary for stomach and chest pains. When he got back to the cellblock two hours later, he collapsed. In both instances, nurses from Correct Care Solutions, the Valhalla jail's health care provider, decided no further medical intervention was needed.
    June 16, 2013 - The Journal News

  • Joe Lieberman in FOXNews
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., agreed that the pictures deepen "the conclusion that this was a cellblock that had gone wild, had no standards."
  • Janis Karpinski in GrandeStrategy (blog)
    The prison, and that particular cellblock where the events took place, were under the control of the Military Intelligence command,Brigadier General Karpinski said to the Washington Post Saturday night in a telephone interview from her home...
  • Errol Morris in Al-Ahram Weekly
    At the centre of the film is the story of the photos. Who took them? And in what order were they taken? This was a way of burrowing into that story of what happened on cellblock One-Alpha,Morris said.

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