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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #120 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...
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #121 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #122 on: May 09, 2008, 10:23:00 AM »
Zoom Zooms and Wham Wham's:Cakes, cookies and candy bought in the store. (commissary)
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #123 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!

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #124 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.
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #125 on: May 10, 2008, 04:55:30 PM »
Rick-

Did you see a lot of these "ballin" guys at EMCC??

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #126 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.
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #127 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



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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #128 on: December 23, 2008, 03:23:50 PM »
very interesting Nun as Precious. Thank you for sharing.  :tree: :lites: Have a merry Christmas.
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #129 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:



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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #130 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #131 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."

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #132 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!

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #133 on: June 05, 2009, 02:38:30 PM »
Them People=Prison Officers or IA




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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #134 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."

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #135 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #136 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:

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #137 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"

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« Reply #138 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

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« Reply #139 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!