What is cellblock?

  • (noun): A division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells).
    Synonyms: ward

Some articles on cellblock, cellblocks:

Montana State Prison - 1959 Riot - End of The Riot
... of the National Guard fired a World War II bazooka at the southwest tower of Cellblock 1 while Highway Patrolman Bob Zaharko fired a Thompson submachine gun through a window which had been ... While Rose and Zaharko rained ordnance on Cellblock 1, a contingent of seven teams of National Guard waited outside the door to the women's prison on the ... As soon as the first bazooka round hit Cellblock 1, they burst through the door and split up, some rushing the main entrance to Cellblock 1, others going to Cellblock 2, and more ...
Montana State Prison - Warden Conley Years - Conley Builds
... it to house 164 inmates, so he constructed the first of two cellblocks ... The 1896 Cellblock bordered the Territorial building on its southern side and could house 256 inmates in four tiers of thirty-two cells, each measuring 6 ft (1.8 m) ... Conley supervised the building of another cellblock ...
Montana State Prison - 1959 Riot - Start of The Riot
... on 16 April 1959, guard Gus Byars was alone on the catwalk of Cellblock 1 across from where Myles and Smart were loitering ... other inmates ambushed the only other two guards in Cellblock 1, threatening them with knives ... They quickly moved over to Cellblock 2, where they knew the ammunition was stored, and were in possession of that building within minutes, even after a tense ...
Eastern State Penitentiary - History
... The toilets were remotely flushed twice a week by the guards of the cellblock ... putting the worst behaved prisoners into a pit called "The Hole", an underground cellblock dug under cellblock 14 where they would have no light, no human contact, and ...
Louisiana State Penitentiary - Composition - Inmate Quarters - Outcamps
... Camp C includes eight minimum and medium custody dormitories, one cellblock with administrative segregation and working cellblock prisoners, and one extended lockdown ... Camp C includes the Bear and Wolf dormitories and Jaguar and Tiger cellblocks ... features as Camp C, except that it has one working cellblock instead of an extended lockdown cellblock, and its other cellblock does not have working prisoners ...