I was the Director of Education at the Penitentiary while this document was developed. In my office I had daily contact with a large and varied number of inmates who used a somewhat different and colorful language. When I heard a term I didn't understand I would ask them for a definition and note it on an alphabetical card. Over the years cards added up and turned into this dictionary.--Authors Note.
Caption reads: "Champs All" - Nig Borleske. Back row, left to right: Nig Borleske, Robert Niva, Bob O'Dell, George Duve, Angelo Costello, William Bellamy, Robert Votendahl, Morris Rimbery. Middle row; Richard Campbell, Bruce Stott, Bill Williams, John Richardson, Sherman Mitchell, Bob Lange, James Robison, Malcolm Scribner, John Heath. Front row: Bob Brunton, Wallace Warwick, DeWitt Barre, Harry Pitzer, Harold Ogden, Donald Ashmore.