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Prison Glossary of Key Terms

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"

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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:

  1. Zone/location assignment
  2. Key board peg assignment
  3. Number of keys on ring

Key Storage Area: Secure storage area for keys at secondary issue points.


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