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Architecture the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress


Inner tower of a castle.

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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At York County Prison, Abdel-Muhti says he is kept in isolation over 23 hours out of the day, with only 45 minutes to bathe and make telephone calls.
Family members of immigrants arrested in this week's sweep say the men arrested were handcuffed, subjected to humiliating body searches and kept in jail for days while INS officials processed a backlog of paperwork.
Although there are a handful of INS-run detention centers in the country, most INS detainees are kept in county jails and state or federal prisons operating under contract to the INS.