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.

PADDED CELL: "The inmate has been taken to a padded cell to ensure his own safety and that of others."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PADDED CELL," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 22, 2017).