A 275 acre California State Penitentiary located in Folsom, California. Was built for the sole purpose of housing California's most serious criminals in an extremely secure environment. Features a Level 4 Security Housing Unit which holds 1,300 of some of the most violent criminals in the United States. SHU inmates are guaranteed at least 23 1/2 hours a day in solitary confinement. It is arguably the most notorious prison in the United States today, due to the fact that there are 1,600 Level 4 GP (general population) inmates that are mostly gang members, and they have no problems killing rival inmates and guards.
Hey, homie, your carnal just got convicted on that murder charge.. Since it was gang related, they're sending him straight to Pelican Bay.
by peter j October 15, 2005
by Downstrike May 27, 2004