a room in a psychiatric facility or ward which is lined with mattresses or other thick padded materials on the walls and floor to safeguard an aggressive or self-destructive person from inflicting harm upon their self or from hurting other people.
What is PADDED CELL?
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PADDED CELL: "The inmate has been taken to a padded cell to ensure his own safety and that of others."
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