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1 definition by Jake Tyler Brigance

The most prestigious type of self gratification, a "mandela" is the act of masturbation while incarcerated. Due to the isolation and semi private room, the Mandela is a must for prison stays of any length. Named so aptly after Nelson Mandela who through years of jail time probably beat off over a speculated 100,000 times.
"Dude what did you do while you were in the drunk tank for 3 hours last night?"

"I just pulled a Mandela and passed out."
by Jake Tyler Brigance February 18, 2008