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[sel-blok] /ˈsɛlˌblɒk/
a unit of a prison consisting of a number of cells.
Origin of cellblock
cell1 + block Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These units still adhere to their cellblock plan, and space is tight.
  • He walks along the cellblock handing out cans through the bars and then drops one.
  • The prison is home to the tallest steel cellblock in the world.
  • The other type puts out a small amount of interference, and you could potentially confine it within a single cellblock.
  • There is a phone in each cellblock for inmates to make collect calls.
  • At the police cellblock, they secure, escort and transport detainees.
  • Inmate living areas include four dormitories and a working cellblock for maximum custody inmates.
  • The renovation of the cellblock, a multi-year project, is underway.
  • During the other hour they may be allowed to shower and exercise in the cellblock or an exterior cage.

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