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Prison Patter

A Dictionary of Prison Slang

by Angela Devlin

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An informative and fascinating guide containing some 2,500 entries together with explanations and background to the prison slang whenever possible. Ideal reading for anyone wishing to look beneath the surface of criminal justice and penal policy at words and phrases used by prisoners which are often telling and direct. With an introduction to the topic of prison slang by the author including an overview of the contents, methodology, rhyming slang and backslang, the ‘secret drugs code’, jailers and the jailed, and scenes from prison life. A must for prisoners, their families, police, prison officers and anyone involved with prisons and prisoners, plus students of language. Illustrated by Maryanne.

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Additional information

Weight460 g
Dimensions234 × 156 × 17 mm
Author

Publisher

Waterside Press

Format

Pages

128

Publication date

01/02/1996

ISBN

9781872870410

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Year of publication

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