Nicknames are what people see in you, especially in prison. You’ve got your shortys, goldmouth, flaco (skinny in Spanish),Tree and plenty more. It can even be where your from or what is known in your area. I know Tex, Gator’s, eggplants. I was brand new to prison and one night I walked in the bathroom and there was this tall light skin male fixing his hair in the mirror. When I walked in he stopped looked me up and down and asked what my name was. When I told him he said, the guys here call me J-low the male version of J-low (Jennifer Lopez). I had no response for the guy, I just promised myself that I would never let anyone in prison give me a nickname!
— Paul T.