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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2006, 09:30:36 AM »
Aren't they Boss too?
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #21 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

 

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #22 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2006, 10:25:12 PM »
Wow there are a lot isn't there.
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #24 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2006, 01:51:36 PM »
Got a new one today...going precipice, meaning having a bit of a tantrum! ?>
like red on a rose.

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2006, 01:54:17 PM »
Fly:   cool, good, hip
~ "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence." ~ US Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #27 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!

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #29 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
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2006, 08:10:10 PM »
No clue!
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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #31 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?   

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #32 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...
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~ "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #33 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!

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #34 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
I'm counting down the days till my hunny comes home to me!




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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #35 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

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2007, 10:04:42 AM »
not offended at all!
ok,  what is tick and cap?   b bunk is bottom bunk? 

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #37 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





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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2007, 04:59:35 PM »
I think white shirt is a lieutenant because they wear white shirts. 

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Re: PRISON SLANG
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2007, 12:08:23 AM »


Chimo  = Child Molestor     >?)^%