Definition of supermax in English:
Denoting or relating to an extremely high-security prison or part of a prison, intended for particularly dangerous prisoners: most inmates earn their supermax sentence by how they behave in other parts of the prison system
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- The Obama administration has promised to put a second security fence around the already super max facility.
- Joshua Dratel, his lawyer, said the rejection was an example of the harsh conditions imposed on inmates at the supermax prison.
- Kaczynski is serving a life sentence without the possibility of patrol at a supermax prison in Colorado.
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1970s: shortened from super-maximum, i.e., 'greater than the expected or conventional maximum'.
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