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Has anyone been to prison? Answered

Im starting a group about making stuff out of the few things you get while in prison. Ways to spend your time or ways to escape. I've done some time doing research in jail once but not in prison. I was hoping some current or previous inmates could share their knowledgebase.

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postapoc
postapoc

Reply 13 years ago

I made a shank instructable but it's still in the publishing process

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postapoc
postapoc

Reply 13 years ago

a prison knife

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plim4
plim4

Reply 8 years ago

how do you make a shank like the one show in this picture

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

whats a shank?

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knexsuperbuilderfreak
knexsuperbuilderfreak

Reply 12 years ago

a shank is a shap peice of anthing that you scrape across the skin of victims

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onrust
onrust

9 years ago

I got myself into lots of trouble because I did not do "politics" well. Once I got into solitary, I had my most "fun". I did some nice paintings with M&M colors, blow guns where a blast, I had some killer hustle on TV antennas (due to the digital change over...lol), made tons of booze, but my favorite thing was "fishing". Its amazing what you can get in a cell with some string!

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Easy Button
Easy Button

Reply 13 years ago

why???

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Danny
Danny

Reply 13 years ago

what did u do?? tell me the story

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Easy Button
Easy Button

Reply 13 years ago

ohh lol

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Easy Button
Easy Button

Reply 13 years ago

lol what did you do to him

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girl_x
girl_x

12 years ago

I've been to prison in England and i couldn't believe how easy it is to get hold of a knife or whatever... maybe it's because women's prisons are more relaxed or something but if you work in the kitchens or gardens it is sooo easy to steal anything from them... and razors too, you just buy them off canteen

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Does being threatened by Prince Charles' bodyguard count?

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josh92176
josh92176

Reply 13 years ago

You were threatend by Prince Charles bodyguard??!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Yup.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

He was opening the Liverpool Tate, and I was covering it for the student newspaper. I was climbing a wall to get a better shot (camera!), when a bloke in a suit pulled me off the wall. I started to give him a mouthful, but you know that stereotypical thing on TV when the bad guy opens his jacket slightly to show you his gun? It's not a stereotype - this bloke did it for real! When he said get lost, I did!

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josh92176
josh92176

Reply 13 years ago

COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Cool in the telling, damn scary at the time!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Something to tell the grandkids (in your case sooner rather than later) :P (Just kidding)

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

pff. That's Charlie for you. (=

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Too bad you don't live in a country as wonderful as mine...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Where the cops aren't Dirty Harry wannabees, they really are Dirty Harry...

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Shadetree Engineer
Shadetree Engineer

13 years ago

Ever try using that institutional type toilet-paper to make a rope? I was able to suspend my entire weight on an eight foot length I once made, because I was bored. It was just three strands, twisted then woven together. But you have to keep it dry or it breaks easy! But don't bother using this as a garrote, because dental-floss with toilet-paper handles will always outperform, and flush easy.

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gyromild
gyromild

13 years ago

Inventiveness greatly depends on where you're imprisoned. In some countries, inmates are only allowed to wear prison shorts, and singlet. No other personal belongings allowed other than a pair of flip-flops. Inmates are given threads to remove facial hair (threading technique). Even toothbrush must be returned to the guards once they're done brushing their teeth..

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Toulouse
Toulouse

13 years ago

lol this is off topic now

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jtobako
jtobako

13 years ago

Look for a book called "Prisoners Inventions" by Angelo published by WhiteWalls and Temporary Services. It's a paper book sometimes available as a download. Lots of practical/non-weapon related items.

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BillElGrande
BillElGrande

13 years ago

The fine, fine book "You Ain't Got Nothin' Coming" by Jimmy Lerner taught me about an implement called the trazor (toothbrush plus razor): The inmate stomps on a disposable razor and retrieves the blade. He then heats the toothbrush handle end with a lighter and embeds the blade in the melted plastic. Not only is his dental health assured; but he has a MacGyver-like scalpel. Sounds a lot more wicked than the other Lerner device, the Slock (sock plus padlock...you can figure this out yourselves).

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postapoc
postapoc

Reply 13 years ago

That sounds awesome. Have you ever tried it?

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BillElGrande
BillElGrande

Reply 13 years ago

No...I'm too old to need a trazor. Just offering my knowledge to the group.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

That kind of thing is often done in prisons, along with melting the tip of a pen into plastic, and sharpening the metal handle of a stock coffee cup. Inmates are pretty smart... I also know they will wear several layers of clothing as "armor".

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HamO
HamO

Reply 13 years ago

Excuse me, if they were pretty smart they wouldn't be in prison, would they?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

It depends on your view. But being in prison doesn't mean anything about your intelligence.