Prison Slang

All cultures and subcultures have their own unique phrases and meanings in their various dialects. Nearly all languages contain an abundance of informal phrases or slang terms, which are often used with such regularity that they have evolved into a standard form of communication. Inmates in different correctional facilities have also developed and incorporated an abundance of prison slang terms into their everyday communication. Prison slang is unique because it incorporates not only terms associated with the correctional setting, but also because it is often used in an attempt to confuse correctional staff. Below is a list of common prison slang terms that are used with regularity within United States Correctional institutions.

Prison Slang:

  1. All Day: An inmate convicted of a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
  2. Banger: A small prison made weapon that Continue Reading…
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