A collection of prison inmate slang and institutional glossary of terms sent to us by former inmates from all over the world.
Prison Inmate Slang and Glossary
During our research we came across many prison inmate slang terms used throughout the state and federal prison system. Most of the terms on the corresponding pages are meant for the Department of Corrections (DOC) use and we realized that not too many people really understood the interoffice jargon. Still other prison inmate slang
That's not to say that the "real" prison inmate slang isn't listed here; we did include a few phrases and catchwords. But we really tried to focus mainly on the departments use of certain "buzzwords" and "catch phrases".
Simply click on any letter above to start your search or use the search utility located on this page. Click on any letter to be taken to the corresponding prison glossary page.
If there is a prison term or other slang you feel we missed and should be added to this prison glossary please do let us know by using the contact form. We wish you luck with your search and look forward to any comments or suggestions you may have.