Since everyone seemed to enjoy the words I learned from bad-ass gangsters in jail at Fraser Regional Correctional, I now bring you Part 2.
Fish: A first time prisoner.
Heavy: A tough person. Also used as a verb meaning ‘to extort or threaten’ – known as ‘heavying’.
Hoop: To hide something in your ass.
Cheek: To hide something in your cheek.
Mule: A guard you have paid to smuggle something in for you.
Beef: A concern, an issue, or a fight.
Kite: A message passed on by one prisoner on behalf of another.
Code Red: Guards’ code for a fight.
Code Yellow: Guards’ code for an escape attempt.
Code Blue: Guards’ code for a medical emergency.
Spank Bank: The place inside your mind where you store erotic memories.
Suzy: A not-so-heavy prisoner, he who gets stuck with the top bunk.
David Malmo-Levine is a Vancouver marijuana activist incarcerated at the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, BC, for his establishment of the Vancouver Herb School. Please click here and here for more information on David’s case.