I'm watching a show about prisoners called Jailbirds. They're taking their commissaries and then the male guard said: "You wanna save your CMTs too." I'm not sure what CMT stands for here.

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    A CMT could be a crime of moral turpitude, or a person imprisoned for such a crime. Fraud, larceny, and having an intent to harm property or things, murder, rape, robbery, theft, arson, shoplifting, assault, kidnapping, fraud, embezzlement, burglary, transporting stolen property knowingly, extortion, blackmail, forgery, receiving stolen property knowingly, perjury, willful tax evasion, passing bad checks, bribery, counterfeiting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, lewdness, or attempts to engage in any of this behavior. Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 17:32
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    Could you include the episode number and timestamp so we can watch the scene for more context?
    – Cody
    Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 21:46

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I found this link on google. It has all the definitions for the abbreviation CMT - https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/CMT


I'm not sure what CMT stands for

In the Bell (Texas) County Jail, a CMT is a Cell Management Team.

The CMT is a team of qualified officers train[ed] to negotiate with inmates in order to get a problem resolved as quickly and with as little force as possible.

Bell County Sheriff's Department General Orders p.221 (01-January-2014)

I'd conjecture that CMT might have meant "CellMaTe" in the context of the Jailbirds program.

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