Prison slang you didn’t know the meaning of
This term is given to someone convicted of a crime who just arrived to prison. A "fish" is new to prison politics and how the facility is operated.
"Jody" is a man who hooks up with an imprisoned person’s wife or girlfriend outside of prison.
Ninja Turtles -
The term stems from when correctional officers wears riot gear. It has been said by some that they resemble the actual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In prison, "programmer" is slang describing an inmate who spends most of their time going to classes and trying to become a better person.
"Shank" has been used for decades to describe various things, such as the part of a tobacco pipe known as the leg, or as slang for a makeshift knife.
Prison safe -
"Prison safe" refers to the safest place in the inmates' cell. This is where they might stash drugs, cash, and other contraband during cell inspections.
Hard candy -
In prison slang, "hard candy" is a gang or an individual who committed a serious violation of unwritten jailhouse rules, such as snitching on someone.
Road kill -
"Road kill" in prison is actually cigarette butts picked on the side of the road by prison workers and then rerolled with toilet paper to become cigarettes for inmates.
Got a body -
"Got a body" is a phrase used when a prisoner has killed another person. It tends to be used for people who are actually facing murder charges.
When a prisoner has a prohibited item and no place to hide it, they might "keister" it. This means to place the item into their rear.
Porcelain termite -
If an incarcerated person gets upset and starts to destroy toilets and sinks, then they're dubbed a "porcelain termite."
"Pruno" refers to a moonshine made with water, fermented bread, and fruit or fruit peelings. It's usually placed in a bag and hidden.
All day -
The term is used for those with a life sentence. So if you're in without parole, you've got an "all day." And if you're in for a year, then you're doing a "bullet."
People who wear orange correctional apparel during processing or while incarcerated are sometimes called "pumpkins."
"Mofongo" is a prison meal that consists of a mixture of chips, ramen, instant rice, mackerel, pre-wrapped sausages, and seasoning.