PRISON SLANG WORDS

A language of coded words used by offenders when communicating in prison


AD SEG: Administrative segregation. A solitary cell reserved for problem prisoners and gang members who pose a threat to prison security. Protective custody offenders are often housed in Ad Seg.

 

Alicia- Offensive term used to identify a Barrio Azteca member

 

Avanico – Term used when describing an Aryan Circle prison gang member.

 


Blasting – term used by the Tango Blast prison gang when referring about a fellow gang member.

 

Abispa (Wasp) – Term used by Hispanic prison gangs when describing an Aryan Brotherhood gang member.

 

B.B. Gaytan – Offensive term the Barrio Azteca uses to describe a California based rival gang formally known as the Border Brothers.

 

Bone – Term used when describing a shank.

 


Bombita – Slang term for (TCB) Tri City Bomber prison gang

 

Booty Bandit - A term used in prison to describe a prison rapist who rapes weaker inmates.

 


Borracho – Term used by convicts when referring to a member of the PRM Partida Revulucanios Mexicanos.

 

Bro - Term strictly used by White gang members when describing their fellow gang members.

 

Cakero – Term used to describe a convict who rapes weaker inmates.

 


Calaca – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when describing a murder.

 


Calles de Oro (Streets of Gold) Term used by Hispanic gang members when referring to the streets.

 

Car – Slang term for prison gang

 

Carga - Heroin

 


Carnal – Term strictly used by Hispanic gang members when describing their fellow gang members.

 

Catch my fade – Black offender slang for fight

 


Catching The Square – Term used by prisoners challenging another to a fight.

 

Chanate- Offensive term used by prisoners describing a black prisoner.

 

Chava – Offensive term Hispanic offenders use when describing a homosexual.

 


Chica – Offensive term used by Hispanic prisoners when describing a TCB Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang member.

 

Chiva – Heroin

 


Chow Time – Term convicts and staff use to describe lunch and dinner time.

 

Chump – Term used by prisoners describing a gullible inmate.

 


Chuntaro – Offensive term American born Hispanics use to describe a Mexican National.

 

C.O.’s – Correctional Officers


Cock Blocker – Term used by convicts to describe an offender or staff who interferes or is annoyed with offenders who masturbate on female staff.

 


Color Scared- Term used by white offenders to describe a white inmate or staff who fears African American prisoners.

 

Convict – term of respect describing a prisoner who is experienced in crime and prison life.

 


Corpitos – Term used by Hispanic inmates when referring to Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Crepa (Crap) – Offensive term used when describing a Crip gang member.

 

Cuerno – Term used to describe a Texas Syndicate member.

 

Cuz – term used by Crip gang members when describing a fellow Crip member.

 

Cuete- term used when referring to a (HPL) Hermandad de Pistoleros Latinos member.

 

Dog – Term used by Blood gang members when referring to a fellow Blood gang member.

 

D-Town – Term used to describe Dallas, Texas.


El Chuco – Term used to describe El Paso, Texas.


ESE – General prison term blacks and whites use when describing a Hispanic prisoner.


Back doored – Term used by offenders when describing a surprise assault on an inmate or staff.

 

El Sharko – Term used to describe Corpus Christi, Texas.


Encaruchado – Term used by Hispanic offenders when describing a prisoner who is a member of a prison gang.


Escina – Slang for non member gang associate who offers support to prison gang.


Fama – Short for family. Hispanic prisoners generally use this term to describe a prison gang.

 

Fierro-Term used by Hispanics when referring to a shank.


Foritos – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when referring to Ft. Worth, Texas.

 

Fresh meat – term used by inmates when describing a new and weak looking prisoner.

 

GOON SQUAD: A term used by inmates to describe correctional officers who are fully geared in protective vests, shields and riot gas.

 

Kid - A term used to describe an inmate who is paying for protection.


Kite – Term used to describe a small note sent by one prisoner to another.

 

Hoe – Offensive term inmates use when describing a woman.

 

Houstone – Term used to describe Houston, Texas.

 

Hug a thug- Term used by correctional officers when describing a fellow staff officer who makes friends with offenders.


H-Town Term generally used to describe Houston, Texas.

 

Indio- Term used to describe a Barrio Azteca member.

 


Jail House lawyer- Term used to describe inmate with legal experience.

 


Jiggers – Term used by prisoners for another prisoner who is asked to watch out for officers during the commission of a crime.

 


Juaritos – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when referring to Ciudad Juarez Mexico.

 


La Capirucha – term used by Hispanic convicts when referring to Austin, Texas.

 

La Escura – Term used by Hispanic gang members when describing a fellow gang member who is excluded from all gang activities as a form of punishment.

 

La Lista Negra (The Black list) – term Hispanic gang members use to describe an ex gang member marked for death.


La Oreja – Term used to describe San Antonio, Texas.

 

La Playa – Term used by Hispanic prisoner when describing a shower.


Larette – term used by Hispanic inmates when referring to Laredo, Texas.

 

La Yoga – term Hispanic prisoners use to describe a toilet.

 

Lobo – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when referring to Lubbock, Texas.


Luz Verde – term used by Hispanic gang members to describe a contract murder or hit.


Melasa – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when describing a Correctional Officer.

 

Meskin – Offensive term black and white offender’s use when describing a Hispanic inmate.

 

Merecido – Term used to describe a Mexikanemi member.


Mexicles – term used to describe prisoners from Mexico. Mexicles is also a term used to describe a unity of Mexican Nationals in prison.

 

Miona – Offensive term used by rival prison gangs to describe a Mexikanemi member.

 

Moyo – Offensive term used by Hispanic prisoners when describing a black man.


Mud – slang term used by convicts to describe coffee.

 

Neutron- Term used by both black and white gang members when describing a prisoner not affiliated with a gang.


New Boot – Term used to describe a new correctional officer or inmate.


Ojo de Agila (Eagles Eye) – Term used by convicts when advised to “Watch Out” for officers and snitches.

 

Old School – Term of respect used to describe older prisoner.


Oregano – Term used by Hispanic gang members when referring to money.

 

Orejon – Term used to describe prisoner from San Antonio, Texas.

 

Peckerwood – A white offender usually affiliated with a prison gang.

 

Perica – term used by Hispanic prisoners when referring to a radio.

 

Perra – Offensive term gang rivals use to describe a PRM member.

 

Pico – Term used by Hispanic inmates when describing a shank.

 

Punk – Offensive term to describe a homosexual or weak offender.


Rata – Offensive term used by rivals when describing a Raza Unida gang member.

 

Rat Pack – Term used by offenders to describe an assault on one inmate or staff by a large group of gang members.

 

Relaje – Term used by Hispanic offenders describing a prison snitch.


Ride – Slang term for prison gang.


Riding – Slang term to describe a weaker offender buying protection from a prison gang.


Scrub – Term used to describe a prisoner who begs other inmates for necessities.

 

SHAKE DOWN: A term used by both correctional officers and inmates to describe when officers search an inmate cell.


Shank – Prison made knife.


Slob – Offensive term when describing a Blood gang member.

 

Soda – Term used by Hispanic prisoners when referring to cocaine.

 

Solano – Term used by Hispanic gang members when describing a prisoner not affiliated with a gang.


Square- Term used to describe a cigarette.

 

SSI – Abbreviation for Support Service Inmates. Term used to describe an inmate trusty.

 

Taxi – Term used by convicts when referring to a trusty inmate.

 

Tejano – Term used to describe Texas Syndicate member.

 

Tenedor – Term used by Hispanic gangs to describe a Disciple gang member.

 

Teta – Offensive term used by rival gangs to describe a Texas Syndicate member.

 

The dime – A term gang members use to describe the 10% tax charged on non member criminals selling drugs on gang territory.

 

Thug – Term used to describe a joint.

 

Trucha – Slang term for “Be Alert” signal that officers are around.

 

Vaca – offensive term used by Hispanic gangs when referring to Texas Syndicate member.

 

Valluco – term used to describe the south Texas Valley.


Warriche – Slang term used by Hispanic prisoners when describing coffee.

 

Weso – Term used by Hispanic inmates when referring to West Texas.

 

White boy- Offensive term used by convicts describing a weak Anglo inmate.

 

Woods- White prisoners who have earned the respect of fellow offenders by fighting back when provoked.


Yeska – term used by Hispanics when referring to marijuana.

 

5-o – term used to describe the police.


 

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