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Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
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Inner tower of a castle.
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keep, donjon

The stronghold of a medieval castle, usually in the form of a massive tower, and a place of residence, esp. in times of siege.
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With beds that need to remain filled, even immigrants who sign voluntary deportation agreements have been kept in detention centers past their release dates, as prison authorities claim they don't have the right paperwork to grant their release.