SE in slang uses
(US Und.) a lawyer who seems to be working more for the courts and police than for the defence of their client.
|Prison Community (1940) 334/2: penitentiary agent, n. A shyster, or double crossing lawyer.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 812: penitentiary agent – A public defender (A lawyer appointed by the Court).|
see jailbait n. (1)
(US Und.) a public defender.
|Homeboy 141: No wonder they call you guys Penitentiary Dispatchers.|
(US prison) home-brewed prison alcohol, based on strained shellac and milk.
|DAUL 155/1: Penitentiary highball. (P) A mixture of strained shellac and milk. [Note: The shellac is run through cheesecloth or through the pithy part of a loaf of bread; the denatured alcohol is thus almost freed of gums and resins. Milk is added as an antidote.].et al.|
|song title on Black River Falls [album] Penitentiary Highball.|
see punk n.1 (3)
(US drugs/prison) an injection achieved by using a rudimentary ‘needle’, in fact a pin and a medicine dropper; the pin is pushed into the vein and the dropper, filled with a solution of heroin and water, pushed over it.
|Lang. Und. (1981).‘Lang. of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 2 in|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore 142: Penitentiary shot [...] Pen shot – The injection of a narcotic [...] using improvised equipment.|
see jailhouse turnout under jailhouse adj.