Prison Terminology and Jargon
Glossary of terms from Unadjudicated Offender to Use of Force. This prison jargon informational page consists of terms starting with the letter U.
Prison Terms & Jargon That Start With "U"
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Unadjudicated Offender: An offender sentenced to the Department of Corrections who has not been adjudicated of a sex offense by a court or administrative board.
Under the Influence: A condition in which a person is affected by a drug or by alcohol in any detectable manner. The symptoms of influence are not confined to those consistent with misbehavior, or to obvious impairment of physical or mental ability, such as slurred speech or difficulty in maintaining balance. A determination of being under the influence can be established by a professional opinion, a scientifically valid test such as urinalysis, and in some cases by the opinion of a layperson.
Undue Hardship: An action requiring significant difficulty or expense.
Unscheduled Movement: Movement of offenders, individually or in groups, which is not reflected on the offender movement schedule and is authorized by pass or clearance.
Urgent Care: Medical care provided within the same day of the request/need that is necessary to treat an injury or illness of a less serious nature than those requiring emergency care, but required to prevent serious deterioration of the offender's health or to maintain the offender's activities of daily living.
Urinalysis Container: Container holding urine specimens, which are self-sealing, tamper resistant containers used for urine collection, handling, mailing or transporting to an approved laboratory.
US Attorney's Office: The United States attorneys serve as the nation's principal litigators under the direction of the attorney general. Each United States attorney is the chief federal law enforcement officer of the United States within their particular jurisdiction. United States attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party.
Use of Force: Any incident involving physical force, chemical agents, or lethal force to include all discharges of firearms, except where no offender resistance is encountered in the application of mechanical restraints.