A place where the same people work, play, eat, sleep, and recreate together on a continuous basis (Erving Goffman). Life within these is closely planned by those in control, and activities are strictly scheduled.
The habits, customs, mores, values, and beliefs of inmates in correctional institutions; also, the inmate social world. (Prisonization and prison code)
the Inmate (or Prison) Subcultural
the process by which inmates adapt to prison society
A set of norms and values among prison inmates.
The special language of the inmate subculture. EX: peckerwood, ball busters, wolf, shakedown, ad chester.