Can You Speak Prison Slang?

There's some pretty unique language that goes on in the prison system. Can you decipher it? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does "all day" mean in prison?
lockdown
life sentence
placed in isolation
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What does "Cadillac" mean in prison?
a one-man cell
an inmate's bunk
the library cart
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What is it called when one prisoner punches another to see if they'll fight back?
play punch
salad strike
chin check
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What does "peels" refer to in some prisons?
jumpsuits
showers
shoes
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What does it mean to "ride leg?"
to suck up to staff or guards in exchange for favors
to become another prisoner's lackey
to scare someone away
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What is "jackrabbit parole?"
getting paroled early on a lie
escaping from prison
getting your parole pushed back
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What is a "kite" in prison?
a contraband letter
a drug smuggled in someone's anus
the soap in a prison shower
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What is the top tier of the cell block called?
slammer suite
special services
ghetto penthouse
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What does it mean to "dance on the blacktop?"
to kiss another prisoner in front of others
to get stabbed
to fight in the prison yard
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Who does a "cowboy" refer to in prison?
new correctional officer
veteran correctional officer
female correctional officer
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What does "all day and a night" mean?
life in prison without parole
forty days in isolation
two days without a cellmate
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What is HIV referred to as in prison?
"jackpot"
"rabbit"
"monster"
Result
Well...at least we can safely say you've likely never spent any time behind bars! Don't beat yourself up too bad over this quiz - you're probably never going to need to know any prison slang anyways!

C+, Pitiful Prisoner

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Right!
Well, you missed a few of the tougher or more obscure slang words on this quiz, but you still had a pretty impressive showing - so much that you could trick us into believing you spent a little time in prison yourself!

B+, Potential Prisoner

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Right!
Woah! Is there any chance you're writing this from prison on your computer time in prison? With how great you did on this quiz, we wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if you were some type of high-tier crime boss in prison. You'd have to know the lingo for that!

C+, Prison Boss

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1
What does "all day" mean in prison?
lockdown
life sentence
placed in isolation
2
What does "Cadillac" mean in prison?
a one-man cell
an inmate's bunk
the library cart
3
What is it called when one prisoner punches another to see if they'll fight back?
play punch
salad strike
chin check
4
What does "peels" refer to in some prisons?
jumpsuits
showers
shoes
5
What does it mean to "ride leg?"
to suck up to staff or guards in exchange for favors
to become another prisoner's lackey
to scare someone away
6
What is "jackrabbit parole?"
getting paroled early on a lie
escaping from prison
getting your parole pushed back
7
What is a "kite" in prison?
a contraband letter
a drug smuggled in someone's anus
the soap in a prison shower
8
What is the top tier of the cell block called?
slammer suite
special services
ghetto penthouse
9
What does it mean to "dance on the blacktop?"
to kiss another prisoner in front of others
to get stabbed
to fight in the prison yard
10
Who does a "cowboy" refer to in prison?
new correctional officer
veteran correctional officer
female correctional officer
11
What does "all day and a night" mean?
life in prison without parole
forty days in isolation
two days without a cellmate
12
What is HIV referred to as in prison?
"jackpot"
"rabbit"
"monster"