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dog pound. In jail or prison; in trouble.

This is an uncommon reference on the outside, but a relatively common one for those in the penal system. In the online forum Prison Talk Online, KWolf uses the term casually: “instead of the obligatory stay in the dog pound, I was sent right over to [drug treatment]”reference 1 Within prison, the dog pound may be a reference to a cell used for punishment.



1. KWolf150. 2004. Hey, Momma2. Prison Talk Online. Accessed Mar 1 2005 from http:// forums/ showthread.php?p=420941 #post420941.

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