the meaning of "gen pop" “ We get Gen_Pop locked down for a day, you'll have all the time you need .” This is a line from Prison Break. Can you tell me the meaning of "Gen Pop" in this sentence? Thanks a lot!!
Apr 27, 2009 2:21 AM
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This is slang and is short for "general population". It originates from American prisons, where it refers to a yard in the prison where all prisoners mingle, from murderers to minor crimes. In prison, it can be a dangerous place. It is also used by teenagers to mean a return to normal family or school situation after some time away for some reason. "I was in detention for talking in class." "Welcome to back to gen pop."
April 27, 2009
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