In practice, such units remained (and remain) "the hole." A landmark case challenging conditions in San Quentin's Adjustment Center was filed in 1973 and continues to be enforced as a permanent injunction. May be referred to as " A-Seg" in the federal system. (In Texas, field force work squads are referred to as Hoe squads, usually by their squad number such as 1-hoe,2-hoe.) Aguas: Spanish word used to warn other prisoners thant an officer is making the rounds.
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(TX) Beat Your Feet: Order by an officer for a prisoner to move out of an area. Also, "stainless steel ride," "doctorate in applied chemestry," or the "needle." Big *****: Convicted under the habitual criminal act which carries a mandatory life sentence. Bolillos: Whites, perhaps from a term for a large loaf of white bread. Bull Dagging: Homosexual activities between women; taking a homosexual partner. (archaic) Burn rubber: Exclamation meaning " Get lost," " Leave me alone!
(TX) Beef: A disciplinary charge, as to "catch a beef." Be Farts and Cell Partners: Beans and franks. See also " Little *****." (TX) Billies: White men. (NY) Bippy: A small paper cone of cleaning powder used for scrubbing cells. (Sp., TX) Bomb: Paper rolled tightly together that is lit and used to heat items. " I've got my bonaroos all ready for my next visit." Bone: (2) Cigarette. (GA) Bowling Alley Units that have a long and wide cement walkway. See "pruno." Buck Rodgers Time: A parole date so far into the next century, the prisoners cannot imagine release. Buggin' Out: Going ballastic, losing one's mind, going totally crazy. Also, " Bull Dagger," a macho-acting lesbian. (TX) Bunkie: The person with whom a prisoner shares a double bunk bed. " Burnt Up: To get into trouble or to receive a disciplinary report. (TN) Bus Therapy: The practice of transferring prisoners from one institution to another, to keep them from away from their property, visits, and other contacts. Also known as "diesel therapy," "grey goose therapy," or "round robin." Buster: (1) Disrepect referring to the fact that someone "busted" or swore to a statement upon something of value in the prison culture and was found to have lied. Cap pealed: Someone's head, as in " I'm gonna peal his cap" Calaboose: Prison or jail (archaic). (Sp.) Case Disciplinary violation, as in "to catch a case." (TX) See also " Beef." Cap: The amount of marijuana that fits into a chapstick cap. Catcher: Sexually passive or submissive, often victimized Cat-J: A prisoner who needs mental health treatment.
911: Warning that a correctional officer is coming. This abbreviation can also refer to the California Department of Corrections' administrative bulletins. The name was developed during the prisons adopted language reflecting treatment of prisoners.
Attitude: The display of annoyance, hostility, contempt, courage, or an unbroken spirit toward others. Also, a physical act by officers, including use by electric shock (taser, stun gun). When a prisoner is finished with his sentence in Maryland the officer that comes to get him to take him to be released will announce for him to "pack it up , ATW." (MD) AW: Associate Warden.Numbers 4 piece A full set of restraints (cuffs, leg irons, waist, and security cover).(Iowa) 7-up: A correctional officer is approaching. As in " Don't 459 my convo." 580: Caution that the authorities are approaching.Cadillac: (1) Coffee with cream & sugar, smooth, rich and creamy. Officers in the area, as in "cat walk front to back." C. (Iowa) Cell Gangster: One who talks tough locked in his cell. Also known as a "cell warrior" or "cell soldier." (AK) Cellie: Cellmate.Chain: Used when a prisoner is transferred to another unit or arrives and departs on the bus.