Definition of padded cell in English:

padded cell

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  • A room in a psychiatric hospital with padding on the walls to prevent violent patients from injuring themselves.
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    • He has directed the Prison Service to replace padded cells with new safety cells.
    • Makeshift accommodation has been created on occasion in the prison sick bay and in padded cells designed for prisoners liable to self-harm.
    • He said the Prison Service had no other option but to place prisoners with a serious mental illness in padded cells.

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