chummage


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chummage

(ˈtʃʌmɪdʒ)
n
(formerly) a fee paid by a prisoner for sole occupancy of a cell
References in classic literature ?
Your chummage ticket will be on twenty-seven, in the third.
You'll have a chummage ticket upon twenty-seven in the third, and them as is in the room will be your chums.
A prisoner having declared upon the poor side, pays neither rent nor chummage.