Close Confinement Law and Legal Definition

Close Confinement mean such custody, and only such custody, as will safely secure the production of the body of a prisoner on the day appointed for his execution.

Close Confinement does not necessarily mean solitary confinement and the difference in phraseology between close confinement and confinement is immaterial, each only meaning such custody as will insure the production of the criminal at the time set for execution. [Rooney v. North Dakota, 196 U.S. 319 (U.S. 1905)].