影片对白 You came all the way
down here to tell me how guilty I am?
我观之我见 Lincoln Burrows
4. Be on someone's ass
意思是bother someone，“Crab Simmons was on my ass for the 90 grand I owed
5. I've seen your kicks, Sucre. You got something like 40 cents to your name.
Kicks 在这里是shoes的一种俚语叫法，You got something like 40 cents to your name.
并不是说真的只有四十美分，意思其实是“You're poor.”整句话解释一下就是：I've seen your shoes, Sucre. They're
worn, old-looking and cheap. You're poor.
Prisons in the
United States 美国的监狱
Prisons in the United States are operated by the
Federal government, as well as by each of the state governments. Incarceration
(监禁) is one of the main forms of punishment for the commission of felony
offenses in the United States. Less serious offenders, including those convicted
of misdemeanor offenses, may be sentenced to a short term in a local jail or
with alternative forms of sanctions such as community corrections (e.g. halfway
house), probation, and/or restitution. In the United States, prisons are
operated at various levels of security, ranging from minimum-security prisons
that mainly house non-violent offenders to Supermax facilities that house
well-known criminals and terrorists such as Terry Nichols, Zacarias Moussaoui,
and Richard Reid.
The national (federal) government, states, counties, and many individual
cities have facilities to confine people. Generally, "prison" refers to
facilities for holding convicted felons (i.e., crimes where the sentence is more
than one year). Individuals awaiting trial, and those convicted of misdemeanors
(crimes which carry a sentence of less than one year), are generally held in
county jails. In most states, cities operate jails, used only for very
short-term incarceration--usually a day or so, until the prisoner comes before a
judge for the first time. Some states operate "unified" systems, where the state
operates all the jails and prisons.
Many of the smaller county and city jails do not classify prisoners (that is,
there is no separation by offense type and other factors). While some of these
small facilities operate as "close security" facilities, to prevent
prisoner-on-prisoner violence and increase overall security, others may put many
prisoners into the same cells without regard to the criminal histories of the
prisoners. Other local jails are large, and have many different security levels.
For example, one of the largest jails in the United States is Cook County
(located in Chicago). This facility has eleven different divisions (including
one medical unit, and two for women prisoners), each classified at a different
security level, ranging from dormitory style open housing to super-secure
Prisoners reside in different
facilities that vary by security level, especially in security measures,
administration of inmates, and weapons and tactics used by corrections officers.
Both the federal government and the state prisons in the United States use a
numbered scale from one to six to represent the security level. Level six is the
most secure, while level one is the least.
Supermax prison facilities provide the highest level of prison
security. These prisons house the most dangerous of inmates. These include
serial killers, inmates who have committed murders in less secure prisons, and
high-profile criminals such as Theodore Kaczynski, Terry Nichols, Zacarias
Moussaoui and (formerly) Timothy McVeigh.
All have individual cells with sliding doors controlled
from a secure remote control station. Often prisoners are confined in their
cells 23 hours a day, but in some institutions, prisoners are allowed out of
their cells for most of the day. When out of their cells, prisoners remain in
the cellblock or an exterior cage. Movement is tightly restricted using
restraints and escorts by correctional officers.
Prisons have individual cells operated from a remote
control station. Each cell has its own toilet and sink. Inmates may leave of
their cells for work assignments or correctional programs. The fences are
generally double fences with watchtowers, housing armed guards.