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Title: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on April 28, 2006, 08:59:47 AM
It's always been interesting to me the type of language (slang) that's used by inmates.  Here's a list I came across that is supposedly used in Illinois Prisons.  Do you have anymore to add: and translate?



Let me feel that
getting little
Case
joint
cellie
walk yourself
green
get your money
g-shot book
chow hall
on the new
bid
ride
stole on
lets count to ten
doodoo with cheese
rappie


Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: spicicles on April 28, 2006, 09:35:51 AM
 :-D lol.....whats a "doodoo with cheese"????
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on April 28, 2006, 09:40:15 AM
Spice, I'm almost afraid to ask!!!!!!!  However, when the "in-resident" wakes up today I'll be pickin' his brain.....I'm sure he's got a whole bunch more of them for us....it is fascinating, isn't it? 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Scout on April 28, 2006, 10:11:08 AM
From what I find it slang "for something generally unimportant yet still held dear."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on April 28, 2006, 12:27:58 PM
 :-D doodoo with cheese I have to laugh at that one because my youngest son's nickname is doodoo and he loves cheese :-D I'll get some slangs from shawn if he calls
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kah2006 on May 01, 2006, 04:52:50 AM
Here's a few I've picked up from my guy:

salty = upset or angry
bug = crazy person
store = commissary
kite = note
write-out = stamped envelope
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 01, 2006, 02:02:39 PM
Isn't a Kite a request to talk to the counselor?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kah2006 on May 01, 2006, 02:06:22 PM
I believe it's any kind of note. My guy talks about other guys sending "kites" to his cell by way of the gallery worker.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 01, 2006, 02:07:14 PM
What's a Gallery worker?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kah2006 on May 01, 2006, 03:19:14 PM
It's an inmate who works on the gallery, cleaning or whatever.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on May 01, 2006, 04:41:06 PM
A kite usually refers to an illegal note passed between inmates, however, it is sometimes used to refer to any note within the prison system.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 02, 2006, 02:14:26 PM
I see....
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Lissa on May 02, 2006, 05:32:34 PM
I know way to much now with prison slang. I catch myself saying some of them too. Like

cellie- someone here should know I knwo this one.
kite- I feel you kab
joint
store

I used these and people look at me like I need to go back to school.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: jewels on May 03, 2006, 12:52:05 PM
There is      a spot       like a 10spot. That means a 10 $money order or howevermuch it is for.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 04, 2006, 11:27:58 AM
Anyone find out what doo doo with Cheese is?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: EMERALD on May 04, 2006, 11:34:01 AM
Also, anyone know what "bunk" is? As in the boxer shorts from store are bunk!!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Wolf | Lover on May 04, 2006, 11:49:37 AM
http://dictionary.prisonwall.org/

Here's the link everyone ... all the prison slang you ever wanted to know in alpha order!!! OK, I still don't see doo w/cheese in th elist ... ha ha ha
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: EMERALD on May 04, 2006, 12:02:03 PM
Fantastic RG. Thats really gonna come in helpful.. :)~
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on May 04, 2006, 12:30:10 PM
Screw or Bull....CO (guard)
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Lissa on May 04, 2006, 02:24:59 PM
lol THATS FITS
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 06, 2006, 09:30:36 AM
Aren't they Boss too?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on May 13, 2006, 09:11:04 AM
I've come across some more slang terms:


AD SEG     ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION
BEEF    A CRIME
BULLET    1 YEAR PERIOD OF TIME
C/O    CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

DORM    HOUSING UNIT
G.P.    GENERAL PRISON POPULATION
GATED OUT    RELEASED FROM PRISON
INK    TATOO
ISSUE    YOUR ORIGINAL CRIME
KITE    NOTE OR LETTER
P.C.    PROTECTIVE CUSTODY
P.O.    PAROLE OFFICER
PROGRAM    HOW A PRISONER DOES HIS TIME
PRUNO/HOOCH    ILLEGAL HOME MADE PRISON ALCOHOL
ROLLED UP    ARRESTED
SHU    SECURITY HOUSING UNIT
SHANK    PRISON MADE KNIFE
SLEEVED    ARMS COVERED WITH TATTOOS
STAFF    CUSTODY PERSONNEL
TACS    TATTOOS
TATS    TATTOOS
YOLKED    MUSCULAR
TIER    LEVELS OR STORIES IN A HOUSING UNIT
TIPPED UP    GANG AFFILIATED
TOPPED OUT    OFF PAROLE
YARD    OUTDOOR RECREATION AREA

 

Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Lissa on May 13, 2006, 10:55:46 AM
Daz
These are actually funny because I use them now. I wasn't into prison slang before this last year and half. LOL
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 13, 2006, 10:25:12 PM
Wow there are a lot isn't there.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on June 27, 2006, 09:30:38 PM
rappie is co defendant
swoll  is also muscular,  built, as short for swollen
touchdown    release from prison
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: EMERALD on June 28, 2006, 01:51:36 PM
Got a new one today...going precipice, meaning having a bit of a tantrum! ?>
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on June 28, 2006, 01:54:17 PM
Fly:   cool, good, hip
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: JJL on November 16, 2006, 12:04:32 PM
Jo always says "I'ma fly you a kite soon"....talking about sending out a letter. Although he usually talks like that to his brother. To me, he refers it as a letter.

Some of these same slang terms dudes use out on the street here now. I love slang. HA!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rsandelli on November 16, 2006, 03:16:07 PM
Emerald, bunk as you were referring to it means they are no good.  They are a piece of junk...........bunk is just another common word for that.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on November 21, 2006, 07:36:37 PM
My resident inmate and I had a long discussion about prison life and he used terms I had not heard before....when he explained them I was rolling on the floor... *(%$#

Do you have any idea what these mean?

Marsha Brady's

Gilligan's

Bruce Lees's
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Jims on November 21, 2006, 08:10:10 PM
No clue!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on November 21, 2006, 08:13:18 PM
are these types of shoes in there?   marsha brady's sort of cloth slip ons they give them?

you know what a "sawbuck"  is?   
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on November 21, 2006, 08:24:01 PM
Well that little trivia quiz didn't last long....

Yes, Dancer, they are all shoes....The DOC issues canvas slip-ons in R and C.  J says they must throw their street shoes into a garbage can in R and C and they receive state-issued shoes.  They come in three colors....white, blue and black.   The white one's are the average sized shoes...Marsha Bradys....the blue are giant sized...Gilligans, they are blue with white soles and a dark stripe around the sole...

And of course, the littlest shoe sizes are Bruce Lees....black little ninja types.... :-D

He said the term is used by all the inmates...it's not just an institution thing....LOL....Cracks me up *(%$#

Well, in street slang a sawbuck is a ten-dollar bill...I don't know if it's got a different meaning in prison...
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on November 21, 2006, 10:52:30 PM
yup  it is a ten dollar bill.  I had never heard the term before.  Maybe it is Chicago speak.
you mean to say there are only three sizes of shoes for them?  or just for those slip ons?  I can't remember where,  but I read something about the Marsha Brady's once.
I wonder what they do with all those shoes?  what  a  waste!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: S'sgurl on January 16, 2007, 12:35:54 PM
i know when steve calls home he talks to me with prison slang and i kinda know a little..

Store
cellie
box
tick
b.bunk
cap
ward
change
yard

thats all i can think of at the moment
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rhondarenee on January 19, 2007, 12:07:12 AM
Not trying to offend anyone, but when I was locked up in Lincoln, the women who turned to other women for "companionship" were called bulldaggers ( I think that's how it's spelled).

And when asked about the "companions" they kept they would usually reply with "I'm just gay for the stay" lol
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on January 19, 2007, 10:04:42 AM
not offended at all!
ok,  what is tick and cap?   b bunk is bottom bunk? 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: BllyzBabe on January 19, 2007, 11:08:52 AM
C.O.= Correctional Officer
White Shirt=Important higher authority guard
Chow=meal time
CAKE= something easy
blues=prison clothes
chester=child molester
seg=segregation
shank=hand made prison knife
Write Up= Disciplinary report


Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on January 19, 2007, 04:59:35 PM
I think white shirt is a lieutenant because they wear white shirts. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Still love my son on January 20, 2007, 12:08:23 AM


Chimo  = Child Molestor     >?)^%
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: SMD on January 20, 2007, 12:53:30 PM
I found Prison slang on the internet not sure if all of this applys to our inmates or not

http://www.dictionary.prisonwall.org/
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: S'sgurl on January 20, 2007, 12:53:59 PM
TICK-Ticket
CAP-Crew leader
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Katzmeow999 on February 07, 2007, 03:06:10 PM
LOL...everytime I come and look through one of these threads...I find something new and hilarious....I'm still laughing at the "DooDoo With Cheese" thing. Next time he calls...I'm gonna ask him what that is.

I got one for you all. I was talking about an ex and what he was locked up for and M.R told me he should have or would have gotten his butt kicked if he was in D.C.C and then he asked me if he was "Connected"=meaning is he in a gang!!

I know some of the ones you all put up on here....but if anyone finds out what a "DooDoo With Cheese" is...please let me know!!! *(%$#
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: SMD on February 07, 2007, 04:07:02 PM
Doo Doo with Cheese is Mac and Cheese
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on February 07, 2007, 07:34:03 PM
A very large prison term dictionary is online here:
I tried to move the entire book to our site but it isn't allowed, you'll have to go to the site to view it:

http://dictionary.prisonwall.org/
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on February 09, 2007, 06:25:15 PM
Scout said above  for doo doo with cheese  :   something generally unimportant yet considered dear. 
I looked at that dictionary.
Doo Rag: An archaic term for cloth worn on the head of a prisoner. See "Wave Cap." (MI>

I don't think it's archaic!  It's a soft "rag"  or cloth put over your "do" as in hairdo ie  braids or cornrows to keep them neat.  It's very time consuming to braid hair.  Generally people like to tie the do rag on when they sleep so they don't come loose. You can buy them out of nylon fabric at sally's.   
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: jlosch1982 on April 14, 2007, 02:24:29 PM
Joint- The jail or prison
Cellie- The person or persons you share a room/cell with
Chow Hall- The cafeteria
Stole on- this you got hit
DooDoo with Cheese?- sounds like a bad meal- like ground beef and cheese  ^%$#
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: wifey on April 15, 2007, 11:50:42 PM
My husband mentioned that "Shorties" can mean kids and "straight" means that your good to go--"Once you get your new clothes you'll be straight!"
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: lovingmy929 on April 17, 2007, 04:25:54 AM
MY BOO SHARED THESE WITH ME

JADE DOWN ON YOU - BEAT SOMEONE UP
PIEGEON - A SNITCH
KITES - CAN  ALSO MEAN ROLLED UP SMOKES
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: cjpta on April 17, 2007, 01:08:15 PM
He used a new one this weekend. He was talking about a fellow inmate's girlfriend broke bad, meaning she left him while in was in prison.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rhondarenee on April 21, 2007, 10:57:13 AM
When I was in Lincoln, the gym was the "Gay Bar". I was informed that the only women who went there was trying to pick up a  girl.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: chi_rebelizer on June 30, 2007, 12:03:05 AM
some of the slang mentioned is actually everyday street slang  here in Chicago....
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: AmNJr24 on June 30, 2007, 12:09:57 AM
haha my fiance only talks in slang!!  I still have never heard the "DooDoo" one...kite is a letter and breaking bad means cheating or leaving.. i could go on for hours, but he talks like that outside of prison anyway.  It drives me nuts!!  I guess after a while I just start to catch on and he's younger and a lot of our mutual friends talk like that too.  Ahh.. I'm starting to understand it like a second language. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on June 30, 2007, 10:51:31 AM
so true,  Chi.  I  wish I could think of all the things that I ask to get explained to me.
ohhhh !!   Take the Browns to the Superbowl........   any guesses? 
I"ve heard shortie refer to kids and also to girlfriends.  Freak can refer to girlfriend  as in "my freak is coming over " or is very sexual "she's a freak",  and verb "get your freak on".    I don't think it has quite the same meaning as "kinky".   
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: irish45mj on June 30, 2007, 11:43:59 AM
Couldn't get the prisonwall.org link to work, but there is a Texas DOC slang guide here, downloadable in Word format  at http://members.tripod.com/catchout/dictionary/DictFrameSet3.html  Attached another one I found, in word format as well. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: irish45mj on June 30, 2007, 11:46:30 AM
Hmmm... :~)  doesn't look like attachment worked, so I'll try it again. 

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Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dancer on June 30, 2007, 12:53:01 PM
Those certainly are colorful phrases.  Some of those sound English to me  like "storm and strife"  for wife. 
In IL,  I've never heard CO's referred to as snout, pigs, bulls  as on that list above from TX.  I've only heard  guards,  CO's and POlice,  white shirts for LTS,  sarge for sergeant. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Jims on June 30, 2007, 01:34:51 PM
Here's one that drives me nuts. It may be a Southern Illinois phrase, although the first time I heard it was from an inmate who's from Adams County. When they refer to a guy they're talking about as "Ol' Boy" or if it's a woman "Ol' Girl" as in, "Next thing I know, Ol' Boy was coming at me with a 2x4..."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: chi_rebelizer on June 30, 2007, 02:43:04 PM
c/o are actually taught slang.... especially since the late 90s..... inmates have to make up new "codes' all the time now because corrections officers don't take it from granted anymore..they study it..and learn it....
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rhondarenee on September 03, 2007, 08:59:13 AM
Bunkie- The person who sleeps either above or below you on the bunk bed.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Kitten1956 on September 03, 2007, 03:15:44 PM
I've got one.

A "gump" is a homosexual.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: mmorris6134 on September 18, 2007, 04:11:00 PM
 has anyone heard THE BITCH = 25 year's.Just wondering?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on September 18, 2007, 04:29:14 PM
 *(%$#  No...but 25 years certainly would be a bitch....LOL
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: MrsHonniB on September 25, 2007, 01:21:23 AM
I don't know if this is prisonslang or what........but what is a SO?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Lissa on September 25, 2007, 09:00:35 PM
Hey all I did a search of Prison Slang and this is what I found. I will also post the link tot he site

Bitch Up: To cry or give in. (NY)
Blanket party: Throwing a blanket over a despised prisoner, so he or she can't identify an attacker.
Bitch Up: Chicken out or be a coward. (FL)
Buck Rodgers Time: A parole date so far into the next century, the inmate cannot imagine release.
Bull Dagging: Homosexual activities between women; taking a homosexual partner. Also, "Bull Dagger," a macho-acting lesbian. See "Dagging."(TX)
Butched In: Having to perform oral sex for favors
Catch a Square: To get ready to fight, as "You'd better catch a square, punk." Derives from the corners in a boxing ring.
Catcher: Sexually passive or submissive, often victimized
Cell Gangster: One who talks tough locked in his cell. Then says nothing when out of cell (NY). Also known as a "cell warrior." (AK)
Diaper sniper: Child molester.
Drive: To pick on someone to the point of getting angry. "We drove him about that all night." (LA)
Drug Charge: Child molestation; "He's in on a drug charge, he drug them out of the sandbox. (Iowa)
Family Style: Performing sodomy in the "missionary" position,
Fifi: An artificial vagina used for masturbation.
Galboy: A person who plays a female role in a homosexual relationship. (old term taken from 1930s Alabama. Aee the Scottsboro Boy Haywood Patterson.
Gunner: A prisoner who masturbates while looking at a femal correctional officer. Gunning (verb), Also referred to as a "sniper."
Kill: To masturbate, as in "I got a picture of my bitch in the world I kill to at night." (TX)
May tag: Passive homosexual partner. (TX)
Monkey Mouth: Individual who speaks constantly about nothing substantial or valid.
Nut up: Go crazy, become enraged.
Old Lady: Passive partner in a prison homosexual relationship.
On Pipe: A homosexual or "punk" as il "He's on pipe."
Pillow Biter: Prisoner who is a rape victim. (NY)
Playing on Ass: Gambling without money -- if a prisoner loses " it's his ass."
Pumpkin Head: To have put something in pillow case and beaten somebody with it until their face becomes bruised or a "pumpkin head." Also, to give a "pumpkin head degree."
Safe: Women prisoners may hide contraband in the "safe" (vagina).
Sucker Stroking: To get teary eyes missing one's girlfriend. As in "He's really sucker stroking over her."
Three Snap Case: An individual likely to go berzerk at any given moment.
Turn Out: To rape or make into a "punk."
Wolf Ticket: A prisoner or staffer who shoots of his mouth in an aggressive manner challenging others. As in "He's selling wolf tickets"

http://www.warwolf.com/misc/prisonslang.htm
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on September 26, 2007, 09:40:07 AM
MrsHonniB - And SO refers to a Sex Offender.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: MrsHonniB on September 26, 2007, 10:42:48 AM
Oooo now I understand......that boy of mine is a mess!!!!!  :-D
He was telling me I'm a real SO after reading a certain letter of mine,and I didn't know what he was talking about......
that's gonna be no more naughty letters for him untill my visit for sure >?)^%
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: 1stTimes77 on September 26, 2007, 03:23:33 PM
Anyone know what YINK means????

My boyfriend asked me to look it up, but I cant find it!

He can be silly sometimes so he could of just made up his own word but ya never know!!!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Amarie on September 28, 2007, 04:50:07 PM
I got one: "That Package" means AIDS

Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: ChUcKiE on September 28, 2007, 04:52:04 PM
yHEA, I got a package for ya lady. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: His Lovely Angel on December 20, 2007, 10:09:53 AM
does anyone know what  51-51% means ... my bf puts this at the end of his letters ...all of them and i have no clue what this means .....im ashamed to ask him cause when i do he make fun of me like im supposed to already know or something
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: irish45mj on December 20, 2007, 11:53:38 AM
1stTimes77, I googled it, and here is what it said:

yink: A hairy woman.
Example: Oh, my God! She has inch-long hair on her back. She's a yink.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Shari on December 20, 2007, 12:18:04 PM
I went back to Daz's original list after reading the entire post.  I didn't see anyone comment or explain "get your money."  We would assume that it has something to do with money on their account, but, according to my husband, it means to cum.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: meme12 on December 20, 2007, 05:48:13 PM
 hulahoop hey heres one also i dont got no white outs that means paper and i got to go to the store which means purchase what they need there
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: FREDESTINY on December 21, 2007, 06:44:01 AM
I went back to Daz's original list after reading the entire post.  I didn't see anyone comment or explain "get your money."  We would assume that it has something to do with money on their account, but, according to my husband, it means to cum.

Hey , Scarlettslove it basically means finding enjoymentin whatever you do to the fulliest, or  ggurl
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Shari on December 21, 2007, 08:09:36 AM
Guess my inmate gave me a more specific meaning than you were given.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: FREDESTINY on December 22, 2007, 05:25:38 AM
Guess my inmate gave me a more specific meaning than you were given.
  !@# it's merely ebonics!!! Do know what that means?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Shari on December 22, 2007, 07:33:32 PM
True, True

just because it means something at one place, it doesn't have to mean the same thing at another place

language according to region
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: FW on December 22, 2007, 08:30:21 PM
Here's are two that I haven't seen posted......

He's "off the chain" meaning that someone isn't acting right and is causing trouble.

"Phone's off the hook" means that internal affairs or a bunch of correctional officers are getting ready to come in any minute.
Title: Words Inmates Use
Post by: His Lovely Angel on December 26, 2007, 01:23:34 PM
BUCK ROGERS
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: blsgrl1231 on December 26, 2007, 03:09:36 PM
popped
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: FREDESTINY on December 26, 2007, 04:11:58 PM
MAN-UP!!!
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: His Lovely Angel on December 26, 2007, 04:21:46 PM
my bf always says BOY UP
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: His Lovely Angel on December 26, 2007, 04:22:15 PM
just keep it real
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: blsgrl1231 on December 26, 2007, 04:55:13 PM
weight pit
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: nmg62366 on January 08, 2008, 02:15:57 PM
I would assume doodoo refers to the food they serve... Just guessin though
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: lovnu4ever on January 08, 2008, 02:50:23 PM
G always says his cellie is a BUG. I think that means he thinks hes a little strange.  not sure though
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kah2006 on January 08, 2008, 03:36:29 PM
Yes, that means "crazy".
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Katzmeow999 on January 09, 2008, 10:25:03 AM
I thought about one he told me a few times. He would refer to some other inmates as "Hallies" or say "He's Hallie". When asked what that means he would say something like his breath smells like he has "Halitosis" or something like that. I don't know if this is a prison term or not, but he's said it quite a few times.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: mansvoice on January 15, 2008, 01:13:59 PM
How about the anacronym for prison guard-HACK?  Horses-ass-carrying-keys.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Lissa on January 16, 2008, 04:16:16 PM
 :-D That is good I definitly have to tell my guy that cause everytime he calls from his cell all he says is I can hear his keys and I know he is on his way back.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: lovnu4ever on January 17, 2008, 09:36:41 PM
Tonight he was telling me these "cats" were talkin' about guys hoarding the phone.
Its funny how it wears off on him
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: His Lovely Angel on January 23, 2008, 04:31:38 PM
coffee ball - what the hell is a coffee ball
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: Dazzler on January 23, 2008, 04:41:30 PM
Gilligans.
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: His Lovely Angel on January 23, 2008, 04:45:08 PM
those are the shoes they wear right
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: Golden on January 23, 2008, 05:16:04 PM
chow
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: Dazzler on January 23, 2008, 05:27:39 PM
yes, the ugly slipons...also knows as maryjanes...
Title: Re: Words Inmates Use
Post by: iluvant on February 03, 2008, 07:52:37 PM
Let's see Lifer
             Cellie
             kite
             hole
             hootch
thats all I can think of for now
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: tinkr30 on February 12, 2008, 07:39:53 PM
This thread is too funny.

One night, my husband was talking about how they were letting guys out that had messed up jackets and I said," Well, what difference does it make what coat the guy is wearing?"

He thought that was funny!

Jacket= prison file
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: S&B on February 12, 2008, 09:09:10 PM
go to the bathroom and get my lunch money! (i  think its something like that)
sounds nothing like what it means
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: SMD on February 14, 2008, 02:37:58 PM
I don't know if this is one or not but my inmate said today

This is there world I am just visiting....


                                   SMD
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on February 14, 2008, 02:51:12 PM
S & B -   
It's called 'getting my money'......usually involving an XXX magazine... \
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: irish45mj on February 14, 2008, 03:24:58 PM
I think I like "lunch money" better.   @$_*  Or maybe milk money???   @~-  Did I say that out loud?   @$_*
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on February 14, 2008, 05:35:17 PM
SMD My husband says Its there world I'm just visting too. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: S&B on February 14, 2008, 07:41:40 PM
 Yes Daz, he said it involved pleasuring themselves to say it nicely
 I swear he said luch money?? Oh well its slang right!!
 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: SMD on February 29, 2008, 11:33:56 AM
eyecandy... female guard
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dbaby_1982 on February 29, 2008, 11:49:51 AM
Just heard this one a couple days ago...

Twist=C/O

"Ima call you right back and talk another 30 min cuz this twist is cool"
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on February 29, 2008, 02:12:05 PM
That's funny
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dbaby_1982 on February 29, 2008, 02:15:48 PM
Yup, he uses a few others that were already listed, but that was a new one to add.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on March 08, 2008, 11:56:33 PM
Shawn told me one in his letter Dip he says it means food
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on April 11, 2008, 07:17:25 AM
Shawn told me a new one Thing in a sock but he used the C word didn't think I should say it on here. but he says it's ground meat  in a thing that looks like a rubber. Ewwww Gross. He says it even tastes nasty but when ya don't have commissary you have to eat  what they fix He hasn't been to Commissary for 3 weeks.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on April 11, 2008, 07:46:50 AM
 :wc26: :wc35:  What the heck are  you talking about SSC?   :wc35:

Is this a sex toy or something they actually eat?  :wc24:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on April 11, 2008, 08:18:16 AM
They actually Eat it. He told me about it Yesterday.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: ambrosegrlz on April 30, 2008, 10:13:53 AM
I found the prison slang postings hilarious! Since this is my first experience with prisons in general and I don't know what half of the words mean. Fortunately, I have a brother in law that is a prison guard and he translates for me. When I visit my loved one and he starts using that slang, I give him a funny look and he says "I'm starting to sound like a convict aren't I?".

You honestly have to laugh about some of this stuff or you will go insane!  :wc15:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dbaby_1982 on May 01, 2008, 06:43:16 AM
Deuce up=pair up aka "the buddy system"

as in...
"They make us deuce up when going to chow"
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: jsmom on May 01, 2008, 07:53:11 AM
 :wc35: shawns! My son was at the farm and he told me of this sausage thing they were supposed to eat. Yep, that's what he said they called it....c*** in a sock!  :wc36:  :wc35:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shawnssweetcheeks on May 01, 2008, 05:19:35 PM
JSmom that is so   :wc36: :wc35: :wc35: I was like that is nasty but it was funny at the same time.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: babybabybaby on May 02, 2008, 05:29:25 PM
My LO says 'ride' when talking to a friend. Like " No way ride. That is not going to fly" 
I sent him a picture from this website and asked if he lived down that hallway, he thought that was so funny that I called it a hallway. It's a 'gallery' he said.  Oh, well. :wc2: :wc2: :wc15: :wc15:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on May 02, 2008, 05:39:13 PM
What prison is he in? 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: babybabybaby on May 02, 2008, 06:23:32 PM
OK more prison slang here 'the pit' Menard.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on May 02, 2008, 06:39:41 PM
 :wc26:  Well, someone needs to wake up the mailroom staff at Menard if you sent pictures of the interior of the prison to your inmate and he GOT THEM!!!!   That is like Breach of Security 101. Unreal!!!!  No pictures of Prisons or maps are allowed to be sent to any inmate.  Geesh...they must all be sleeping in the mailroom...
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: dbaby_1982 on May 03, 2008, 01:13:49 AM
babybabybaby, that's funny he says ride. Randy uses "joe" in the same context. At first, I thought he was talking to people named Joe, but soon realized he wasn't. LOL
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: RT on May 09, 2008, 10:23:00 AM
Zoom Zooms and Wham Wham's:Cakes, cookies and candy bought in the store. (commissary)
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: galstone34 on May 10, 2008, 12:27:35 PM
'balling'..my son wrote me and asked what I was going to do now that I was balling, I thought he was talking about my boyfriend lol no money!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: RT on May 10, 2008, 01:12:06 PM
Ballin:Inmate with alot of money on the books and never eats in the chow hall. Also buys the expensive coffee TC. Which is Taster's Choice by the way.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: blsgrl1231 on May 10, 2008, 04:55:30 PM
Rick-

Did you see a lot of these "ballin" guys at EMCC??
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: RT on May 10, 2008, 05:03:39 PM
There are a few. Usually guys that had rank in their "orginization". There was one guy there who owned his own company that was a baller. Funny you bring that up. The guy I was referring to was the first person to give me a job in the telecom field. He was there for DUI/Death Involved. But none the less, he was a millionaire so he was a baller. The type of person who does not count his pennies when he make out his commissary slip every week.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: nun_as_precious on December 21, 2008, 05:36:40 PM
http://mcdorman.org/prison%20slang.pdf

Prison
Slang Words and Terminology

1. Action – Results received on any legal work in Federal Courts
2. Alley – Area behind bunk or cell
3. Aguas – C.O. approaching
4. Aqua1 – Water in Spanish
5. Aqua2 – Flush the toilet (courtesy flush)
6. Blacks – African American inmates
7. Bank – Inmate who is well financed and exchanges stamps for money or other services
8. Book – One book of twenty .39’ postage stamps
9. Boss – C.O. (Correctional Officer(s)) or the civilian contract employees on the compound who have keys
10. Brother / brotha’ – Friend
11. Brothers1 – Inmates who are of the Christian faith
12. Brothers2 – Reference to another African American amongst the race
13. Brothers3 – Reference to Arrayan Brotherhood prison gang (white / Caucasian).
14. Brothers4 – Reference to another American Indian / Native American amongst the race
15. Broke down – Inmate who has medical problems
16. Bunky – One’s celly
17. Burrito-man – Cooks and sells burritos to other inmates
18. Catch-a-chain – Term used by inmates when they are waiting to for transfer from one institution to another. Example: I am waiting to catch a chain.
19. Caught-my-case / caught-a-case – When the inmate was arrested
20. Celly – One’s bunkmate
21. Channel-check – Refers to changing the channel in dorm television rooms
22. Check-in – To admit one’s self into the hole or SHU for personal safety reasons, voluntarily or involuntarily
23. Chiefs – American Indian / Native American inmates
24. Chinos (Spanish) – Asian inmates
25. Chow – Go eat at the cafeteria
26. Chow hall – Cafeteria or dining hall
27. Compound – Refers to the yard
28. Cook – Inmate who cooks for one or more inmates in exchange for something of value
29. County – The county jail one was detained at while awaiting Federal Procedure
30. Crib – One’s bunk.
31. Day-room – Area inside range inmates are allowed to gather in
32. Diesel-Therapy – Term used to describe the transportation status of an inmate from one institution to another.
33. Discipline – Sanctioned placed on an inmate by other inmates by way of various restrictions to physical punishment
34. Dog - Gang member
35. Dorm – Housing facility containing 20+ inmates that all share common bathroom, kitchen, television rooms
36. Down / been-down – Amount of time the inmate has been incarcerated
37. Drive by – C.O. or other inmate walks by bed or cell, looking while passing
38. Driveway – Front of bunk or cell
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39. Feds – Federal Bureau of Investigation or other federal agencies including the court
system (U.S. Attorney)
40. Foo’ – Inmate who says stupid things or performs stupid acts.
41. Getting-on-the-bus – Inmate who reduces their sentence by testifying against other inmates that are committing illegal offenses inside prison.
42. Holla’-at-ya’ – ‘I’ll talk to you later.’
43. Hole – Solitary confinement or SHU – Special Housing Unit, also referred to as ‘on
vacation’
44. Homie – One from same hometown; ‘home boy’
45. Hooch – a mix of orange juice, sugar, yeast, and cough medicine cooked for several days in a trash bag to make ‘jail house alcohol’
46. House – One’s bunk or cell
47. Ink – tattoo(s)
48. Institutionalized – Inmate who has been locked down for a long period of time and has excepted prison as a comfortable way of life
49. Jigger – Person who watches or stands point for a person or persons. A point man. One who watches for approaching C.O. and warns of potential danger.
50. Kin / folk – One who is from the continent of Africa
51. Kite – A message that is delivered containing information to either the C.O. (see snitch) or to another inmate elsewhere
52. Knife – razor blade (from shaving blades) or a tin lid sharpened to cut food or string
53. Laundry man – One who does laundry List – Needed items from the commissary
54. Lean – A mixture of orange juice, sugar, yeast, cough syrup, colodopins, serapuils, or other psycotropic medicine cooked for several days in a container to make ‘jail house alcohol’.
55. Legal beagle – Inmate who helps other inmates with their legal work
56. Liquor license – Location of inmate who makes and sells hooch
57. List – Needed items from the commissary
58. Lookout – Person who watches or stands point for a person or persons; a point man. One who watches for approaching C.O. and warns of potential danger
59. Mail call – Passing out of mail after the 1600 hours (4:00 pm) stand up count Monday –
Friday.
60. Mail room – Inmate post office
61. Money – Refers to postage stamps
62. Nut house – Area inmates with mental issues are contained
63. On vacation – Solitary confinement or SHU (Special Housing Unit)
64. Other place; other joint; last place – Last facility or institution one was last at or coming from
65. Out of bounds – Place one is not suppose to be
66. Paperwork – Referring to legal paper work about one’s case or legal paperwork to contest a ‘shot’
67. Party line – Three or more inmates involved in a conversation
68. Pile – workout facility
69. Paisa – Hispanic / Latino / Mexican inmates
70. Police – C.O. or staff of the B.O.P.
71. Pop-off – Beginning of a riot or dispute among inmates
72. Punish – Sanction issued on inmate by other inmates, always physical
73. Punk – Male inmate(s) who performs sexual acts for money with other male inmates.
74. Raided – Refers to a C.O. searching an inmate’s locker or personal belongings
75. Range – Specific numbered dorm wings
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76. Rec – Gym, track, weight pile
77. Region – B.O.P. (Bureau of Prisons) regional office
78. Rep – Spokesman for particular range, gang or race
79. School – Refers to the Education Department of the compound
80. Shank – object made into a knife
81. Short – Inmate who has very little time left to serve, usually less than two years
82. Short line1 – Afternoon sales at the commissary during lunch from 1115 hours (11:15 am) to 1215 hours (12:15 pm) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
83. Short line2 – Early lunch for diabetics – broke-down dudes
84. Short timer – One who is close to completing their sentence
85. Shot – Referring to an incident report filed against an inmate by B.O.P. staff for breaking B.O.P. rules
86. Shot caller – Spokesman for particular range, gang or race
87. Sick call – Journey to medical facility to set an appointment for any medical reason(s), illness(es) and/or question(s). Also referred to as a ‘waste of time’
88. Snitch – One who tells on other inmates doing ‘illegal activities’
89. Spook – referring to the B.O.P. staff who works in SIS (Gang Intelligence)
90. Stick – Stabbing of an inmate
91. Store1 – An inmate who sells commissary within the dorms
92. Store2 – Commissary
93. Take it to the stall – Settling a dispute in the shower area in the restroom of the dorm by means of physical assault or fighting
94. Tank – Housing facility containing 10-12 inmates with a bathroom and day room
95. Ten (10) minute move – Relocating between locations that occur five minutes before the hour and last until five minutes after the hour
96. The man – Inmate who has connections to all areas
97. Time – Length of sentence
98. Violation – One who has violated probation
99. Whites – Anglo / Caucasian inmates
100. Work – Referring to tattoo(s) or body artwork
101. Writ Writer – Inmate who helps other inmates with their legal work.
102. Yard – The entire areas of the dorm buildings, the recreation area, the chow hall. Any place for inmates within the fence at an institution
Revised: July 15, 2006
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: babybabybaby on December 23, 2008, 03:23:50 PM
very interesting Nun as Precious. Thank you for sharing.  :tree: :lites: Have a merry Christmas.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Serb735 on February 25, 2009, 12:15:51 AM
My man told me the other day that they say "going to new york" when they are...you know...going #2...LOL I couldnt help but laugh...one of his buddies had said "DONT COME IN I AM GOING TO NEW YORK"...at least he gave them a warning!! LOL!!!  :wc22:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: brii0130 on June 02, 2009, 05:44:04 AM
mama bishes"- lol my man put that in one of the letters from last week reffering to the guards i dunno why but i found it funny n odd thats not how he spelt bishes tho he spelt it da rite way i jus perfer not to cuss and in todays letter he used the word "popped" meaning screwed and "serio" thats just gangster talk wherever but besides that prison talk hasnt really got to him
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: loving_Liz on June 05, 2009, 01:54:43 PM
"Pull Up" Keeping it real with someone or setting them straight. Thanks for the pull up.

"On the road."  The walkway between the units. I saw her on the road.

"Bull Dagger."  Can mean two things. Where I used to work it meant a female offender who is gay but who is also very foreceful.  According to Liz it means females who engage in sexual activity; a/k/a "bull dagging."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: loving_Liz on June 05, 2009, 02:02:01 PM
Ok here is one more "IA" Internal Affairs and "Hook Up" means to fix meals.  I am hooking up some noodles tonight. Oh yeah "geeked noodles."  This is where the offenders "geek" their hot pots switching wires on the back so the water will get hotter in order to make their noodles cook better.  We are having geeked noodles tonight!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: RT on June 05, 2009, 02:38:30 PM
Them People=Prison Officers or IA




Rick
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: loving_Liz on June 05, 2009, 06:59:34 PM
When I was in Lincoln, the gym was the "Gay Bar". I was informed that the only women who went there was trying to pick up a  girl.

I can assure everyone that offenders who go to the gym are not looking to hook up with a girl!!  Liz has been at Lincoln for years and never heard the gym referred to as the "bar" or "gay bar."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: superb86 on June 08, 2009, 08:05:35 PM
Here are a few I learned while in idoc that weren't already mentioned:

Joe-means average joe, "whats up joe?"  "ya know what i'm sayin, joe?"
woowaapdabam-doesn't really mean anything but i've heard guys say it all the time
behind the wall-max security (stateville, pontiac, menard)
demo-rolled up cigarette
cadillac-filtered cigarette
scary ass dude-weird person
goofey maug-weird person
jail-segregation
out west-west side of chicago
playing for the gate-behaving in order to go home on time
zoozoos and waawaams-snacks
get your swoll on-workout your muscles
famo-family, someone you get along up "what's up famo"
flicks-pictures
drop one, flush one-flush constantly while going #2
jewel-commissary
go to court-go have a hearing on a ticket
muckbutt-having a sweaty ass in the summer(no a/c in the cells!)
musty-stinky, from working out and not showering
fire-matches
sunshine-matches
on that noise-be quite
state shot-free meal provided by the state
across the board-good time that is taken away  "they gave me 3 months across the board for tattooing"
driveby-throwing poop/bodily fluids at staff as they walk by your cell
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: brii0130 on June 08, 2009, 09:56:26 PM
cock-in-a-wrap or wrapped cock  or watever. i guess its like a corn dog but they say the hot dog is the only good part the rest u gotta peel off they say its like peeling off a condom  :wc35:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: superb86 on June 09, 2009, 08:45:01 PM
LOL, I know exactly what you're talking about.  We called it a cock in a condom as that is just what it looks like.

I also forgot:

Kick the bobos-hang out and talk
Banana suit-yellow jumpsuit used for transportation
On the new-new inmates, guys would always yell it out when someone did something clumsy like drop a stack of trays in the chow hall.
Juice card-getting something a lot inmates cannot obtain "I'm getting transferred up outta here to work release, I used my juice card"
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: loving_Liz on July 05, 2009, 08:05:33 PM
Another one Liz just used : Ring out. "I don't want my name ringing out.  If you have me called to the Warden's Office my name wil be ringing out and I can't get any rhythym. Meaning I don't want my name known so I can get things done easier. LOL
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: colorblind on July 24, 2009, 01:18:59 AM
Some of these words come from the south and west side culture of Chicago and Ive heard a few waiting for visits at Cook County also.

Mean muggin' - Making mean or antagonizing faces or gestures to someone
Government name - I heard this used by an undocumented inmate, the Government of Illinois thinks he has one name that he is charged under, but thats not his real name...
Weight pit - is the gym?
Man up - take sides before a fight
Get your money - I think all those "money" terms stem from "money-shot" in a porn movie. I wont say more.
Popped - busted or caught. ie., "The cop turned the corner and popped me right there!"
Stinger - Guys take an extension cord and paperclips and connect them and drop them into their cup of water to heat the water extra hot for noodles or coffee.
Wolf - When a guy is mad and pacing and swearing and yelling, usually right before a fight.
Blow your wig back - kill someone

And my favorites: Snow bunny or "Becky". There are not so many white younger women going to the County to visit, and the guys yell this out to me...I guess "Becky" is like a generic white girl name? It makes me laugh every time!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: loving_Liz on August 17, 2009, 09:16:01 AM
Dry snitch- telling something out loud or saying something out loud for the CO to hear it. The snitch then says well I didn't tell the CO so I really didn't snitch.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: sept2681 on August 17, 2009, 09:45:30 AM
I mentioned this in another thread.

"HO Case"  In women's prisons, that is someone who is serving the minimum 61 days.  "She's a ho case."  Many times women convicted of prostitution get 1 year terms & end up with 61 days.

My wife mentioned a new one yesterday.  "You gettin' funny?"  If you act differently than your community is used to.  This most often applies, at her place to women who are getting out soon and start to withdraw.  Of course, gettin funny can lead to the "sh*tty shorts."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: jlnjy on August 17, 2009, 10:25:45 AM
And my favorites: Snow bunny or "Becky". There are not so many white younger women going to the County to visit, and the guys yell this out to me...I guess "Becky" is like a generic white girl name? It makes me laugh every time!


 :wc35: :wc35: :wc35:

That reminded me of the introduction to a song called "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix Alot....


Quoted from: http://everything2.com/title/Baby%2520Got%2520Back

"Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. She looks like,
one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
But, y'know, who understands those rap guys?
They only talk to her, because,
she looks like a total prostitute, 'kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big.
I can't believe it's just so round, it's like,
out there, I mean - gross. Look!
She's just so ... black!

— Introduction to Baby got Back

The song opens with a monotonous yet insistent synth-bass line, and the above introduction, read in a deliberate white/valley girl voice, and is followed immediately by Mix-a-Lot's bold style and a number of bright orchestra hit samples. His Sirness delivers verse after verse on the merits of the stereotypical black female ass while at the same time decrying the form of the slender woman"


So I guess Becky could be a reference to a white female.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kidz ladii on November 10, 2009, 01:19:41 PM
A lot of this isn't just prison slang, it's also just general chicago slang.
 LMAO @ some of these ;]

Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Marks_guy on November 10, 2009, 05:21:57 PM
My guy told me this one in his last letter:  Hit a lit to my biggest fan.

Any guesses?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kamiller on November 12, 2009, 07:56:40 PM
Are you sure it wasn't "hit a lick"?  That means he masturbated thinking of/looking at someone. lol
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on November 13, 2009, 09:26:09 AM
 :wc36:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Marks_guy on November 13, 2009, 04:54:01 PM
 :wc36: Knowing him, that is probably what he meant
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Dazzler on November 13, 2009, 04:59:03 PM
kamiller...how does a mother get so informed?  LOL
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kidz ladii on November 18, 2009, 09:35:12 AM
'hit a lick' - in the streets means to come up off something.

"man, I'm hurting.. I need to hit a lick" It's basically to rob, steal, take, find..etc.

"Where did you get all those gold rings?" "Oh, I hit a lick"

I've never heard it used in any other way.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Serb735 on December 17, 2009, 08:20:14 PM
"Put me in the car"...meaning, "Hook me up with one of your ladies friends/sisters/etc."

I heard that one the other day, and I couldnt help but laugh. :wc35: Definitely a new one for me.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kemos girl on February 12, 2010, 09:33:02 AM
I was talking to my baby this morning and periodically I send him pics so he was buggin me 4 his pics and he said come on baby send me them pics cuz “I wanna make that money” BOY I got mad and asked him if he was selling my pics for money and he said no baby it means to get a nut off and we say “a money shot” in here..he said if anyone even looked at my pics he would go off...Lol well now I know
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: eb2008 on February 12, 2010, 05:53:31 PM
 :wc25: :wc25: WOW!!  :wc35: :wc15:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: xxbabygirlxx79 on February 12, 2010, 10:49:26 PM
Does anyone know what lick is?   It was in a letter my friend has. It was a guy in doc writing a guy that got out. He said "you still doing the lick, that's bad stuff". I have been searching everywhere to find out what it is. I never thought to ask here.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: DaNewMrsPeoples on February 13, 2010, 01:48:23 AM
I dont know what "lick " mean in prison but I do know that out on the streets it means a come up. Like if you about to do some dirt or if you won the lottery you just hit a lick.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: xxbabygirlxx79 on February 13, 2010, 01:56:53 AM
We thought maybe it had to do with drugs. But we can't find anyone that knows what it is.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: EMERALD on February 13, 2010, 05:32:31 AM
babygirl if you look back a few posts to kiddsladii post, you'll see what it means.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: kemos girl on February 13, 2010, 04:47:43 PM
It means to get over on someone..to hustle someone out there money..well that's the definition I know of
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: xxbabygirlxx79 on February 15, 2010, 12:57:38 AM
Ok, thank you. I'm going to have to ask her what exactly it said, because to us, it sounded like drugs.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: eb2008 on February 15, 2010, 04:55:29 PM
a "lick" is like a "stain" and stain is used in 2 ways loose girl and a come up. so if u hear someone say they hit a lick or stain they may be talking about they got something from someone illegally
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: xxbabygirlxx79 on February 18, 2010, 03:01:28 PM
I finally was able to talk to my friend, and the guy wrote "are you still doing the lick? If so, that's bad $*** and I will be praying for you." To us, it sounds like a drug reference. They were in Peoria together.

Thanks for all your help.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: IMissMyBaby on February 19, 2010, 12:59:20 AM
yup  it is a ten dollar bill.  I had never heard the term before.  Maybe it is Chicago speak.
you mean to say there are only three sizes of shoes for them?  or just for those slip ons?  I can't remember where,  but I read something about the Marsha Brady's once.
I wonder what they do with all those shoes?  what  a  waste!


Dancer,
   Sawbuck is definitely Chicago Slang.... And some of these terms are used in and out of prison, but it's so funny how many people who don't have a loved one there would be so clueless as to what they are saying!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rellim3 on March 09, 2010, 08:59:12 PM
Brown bag,,,,when they are on lock down and can't go to the store. They have to order what they want nad it is limited.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: bmonska on February 18, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
Did anyone ever find out exactly what "claimed" means?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Puzzled on February 18, 2011, 06:56:23 PM
Can't help you on that one bmonska but I'm amazed at the prison slang I've learned since my sons incarceration.  Walk downs, Plugged in, etc...I think even my son's amazed ...I tell him I atribute to all my IPT buds.   :wc7:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Pamalynn on February 27, 2011, 05:36:47 PM
"Sawbuck is definitely Chicago Slang"

My Dad used this term all the time, also half a sawbuck ($5) & a double sawbuck ($20)

Another term I've only heard in Chicago is "solid quarter" which is just a quarter instead of 25 cents. I'm not sure if it's used anymore, people needed solid quarters to fill the parking meters now I think they take credit cards.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: TimeStandsStill on February 27, 2011, 06:47:54 PM
The slang terms for money has been around a long time.  I never associated it with being prison slang.  I heard it all the time growing up.  My Dad use to always say a "fin" for $5.00.  A c-note was a $100.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Mrs. G on February 27, 2011, 09:33:15 PM
Does anyone know what lick is?   It was in a letter my friend has. It was a guy in doc writing a guy that got out. He said "you still doing the lick, that's bad stuff". I have been searching everywhere to find out what it is. I never thought to ask here.

I interprete it as .. "Are you still doing your TIME,(as in doing your time in jail).. I think he is asking are you still doing your time in jail.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: wildcat7 on February 27, 2011, 10:08:39 PM
Too funny. Many of the terms are street terms and a few are military terms. If you really think about what is being said, and take into consideration what the conversation is about, more often than not, you can basically figure out what is being said.  :stp1:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: TimeStandsStill on February 27, 2011, 10:50:18 PM
Does anyone know what lick is?   It was in a letter my friend has. It was a guy in doc writing a guy that got out. He said "you still doing the lick, that's bad stuff". I have been searching everywhere to find out what it is. I never thought to ask here.

I found this on another site from a google search:

We all know what the word "lick" means -- an easy opportunity of gain (robberies, burglaries, etc).

This has somehow evolved into everyday slang, since people in the hood are always looking for a "lick."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: ChivanSmith on June 03, 2011, 07:01:48 PM
My hubby called his last cellie a "viking"...... I was told that is someone who is nasty, dirty, stinky and does not like to clean up...... lol
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: shorttimer on October 17, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
Let me feel that
getting little
Case - actuall case your doin ur bit on
joint - parent prison
cellie - cellmate
walk yourself - leave me alone I think
green - dont know anything
get your money - masturbate
g-shot book - hustler/playboy/etc
chow hall - obvious where u eat
on the new - new guy/fish
bid
ride - walk away
stole on - punched in face
lets count to ten
doodoo with cheese
rappie - person who has same case as you
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: fromcolorado on October 17, 2011, 01:43:56 PM

walk yourself - leave me alone I think


No.. To walk yourself is to transfer yourself out of a joint. You take your property box to the bubble and say you want out. They will oblige you, but you will be in handcuffs, go to seg, and go to higher level joint.

Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: KatieM on October 17, 2011, 01:56:02 PM
I think walk yourself also refers to putting yourself into protective custody...........I think.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: me on October 17, 2011, 03:55:18 PM
Walk yourself from what I have always been told - means choosing Seg.  You choose to go to seg instead of (example: living with certain cellie or being moved to a certain housing unit)
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: rottiemama2003 on October 17, 2011, 07:22:08 PM
Walk yourself from what I have always been told - means choosing Seg.  You choose to go to seg instead of (example: living with certain cellie or being moved to a certain housing unit)

Some will place themselves in Seg to avoid problems so that there will not be any disciplinary ticket written.

Rottie
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: me on October 18, 2011, 08:52:37 AM
Walk yourself from what I have always been told - means choosing Seg.  You choose to go to seg instead of (example: living with certain cellie or being moved to a certain housing unit)

Some will place themselves in Seg to avoid problems so that there will not be any disciplinary ticket written.

Rottie

Exactly!  That was a great example too Rottie!  :) 
So as far as I know - that is what "walk yourself" means...
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Marks_guy on October 18, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
I asked M about "walk yourself." He said it can mean two things. 1) Put yourself in seg. 2) said to someone, "Walk yourself" can mean the same as "get out of my face/area/space."
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: K14307 on October 18, 2011, 06:35:10 PM
Got a "kite" from my L/O today and he said that his new cellie was a "bug" and I knew Exactly what he was talking about!!....He did go on to expain that it is also a nut job that won't shut up!!   Yeah, but I already knew that from IPT!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: piirate on October 18, 2011, 07:21:31 PM
Have any of you heard or been called "joe" .. he would do it on accident and irriate the hell out of me with it. lol.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: K14307 on October 18, 2011, 07:28:46 PM
like.."hey, Joe".....we use that meaning, "hey, you"    ever hear  "chalie wallie"  My guy uses that for coffee but for some reason I think it's not a standard slang, but I think it's personal having to do with someone (inmate) he knows. I could be wrong!
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Renee218 on April 18, 2012, 07:12:57 PM
 
tried to get to dictionary.prisonwall.org and ran into a dead end.  Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: chantygirl on October 11, 2013, 12:02:45 PM
I just wanted to revive this thread, because it's very informative.  And I heard one the other day that I didn't know.  In conversation, he mentioned being "sprung."  I automatically thought dirty, but, apparently it's like being addicted or being totally in love with something/someone. 
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: DarkCloud on October 11, 2013, 02:09:28 PM
I just wanted to revive this thread, because it's very informative.  And I heard one the other day that I didn't know.  In conversation, he mentioned being "sprung."  I automatically thought dirty, but, apparently it's like being addicted or being totally in love with something/someone.  
You need to listen to the song by T-Pain called "I'm Sprung" that's the first time I'd heard that term used.

You're right, this thread is informative, I'm going to blow his mind with my knowledge of prison slang lol. He already is surprised when I get what he says when he talks what I refer to as "street talk." Haha, I'm definitely not the sweet little English lady he imagined me to be in the beginning.  :wc15:
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: patricia1796 on August 22, 2014, 01:14:31 AM
The c in a sock thing sounds like boudin its actually cajian sausage, its amazing cooked properly. I am from Texas and growing up with family in Louisiana I have eaten it all my life.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Izzysqueen on November 26, 2014, 03:37:03 AM
Get little means to run away from something, making yourself invisible you look lighter as you are running in the distance.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Izzysqueen on November 26, 2014, 03:51:53 AM
Here's one nobody mentioned, a fefe.  A fefe is basically a pocket pussy, made from a plastic bag or surgical glove, vaseline, or something similar inside a sock they can use to masturbate.
Title: Re: PRISON SLANG
Post by: Sunflwrs on August 08, 2017, 02:36:46 PM
I heard one the other day that suprised/laughing!

Fe-fe