Prison glossary of terms from Key Number to Key Storage Area in prisons. This page consists of prison glossary terms starting with the letter K.
Prison Glossary of Terms That Start With "K"
Keister: When an inmate places something inside their rectum to conceal contraband. Contraband could be anything from drugs, weapons, notes (kites), bottles of liquor, even cell phones and cell phone chargers.
Key Number: A number assigned to and marked on a key by the facility key control officer.
Key Ring: A sealed metal ring of numbered or otherwise identified keys. Emergency keys are typically maintained on a secure ring for accountability and recording purposes.
Key Ring Tag: A tag affixed to the key ring to identify:
- Zone/location assignment
- Key board peg assignment
- Number of keys on ring
Key Storage Area: Secure storage area for keys at secondary issue points.
Kite(s): A secret note passed along to other prisoner via a string line system (difficult) or passed from inmate to inmate in order to get to it's destination (another inmate).