Police cell gets glowing 4-star review from UK detainee
If it weren’t for the unappetizing all-day breakfast, a prison cell in Grimbsy, England may have gotten a five-star rating from a recent guest.
Instead, detainee Christian Willoughby gave it four stars this week in a Facebook post that has gone viral.
It’s unclear what he was in for, but he did seem to enjoy his time there.
“The staff are pleasant enough. Had my own [en]-suite room and butler…who would come with tea and newspapers,” Willoughby wrote.
“Room was nice, the minimalistic idea was a nice touch. It was secure and safe…Quadruple glazing and security door. Ideal place for winding down after a hard day.”
“I’d definitely come back.”
He said on Facebook that he took the photos with an iPad. Police told The Independent the situation is being investigated.
“We take any such breach of security and detainee safety extremely seriously and will be carrying out a review of our detainee management to identify any lessons learned and prevent further reoccurrences in the future,” Chief Inspector James Glansfield told media.
A recent Global News exclusive revealed how Canadian inmates in a Panamanian prison manage to access social media on their contraband cellphones. Prison guards are often the ones who help.
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Willoughby isn’t the only detainee to review his stay behind bars. In 2013, the old Edmonton Remand Centre received a less-than-stellar single star review on Yelp.
Paul W. criticized the food as being “very bad, most of the time uncooked, cold. The [cooks] can’t cook turnips if their life depended on it,” he said.
READ MORE: Inmates post prison reviews on Yelp
Last year, a guest of Washington state’s Clark County jail had a more pleasant stay which he also shared on Yelp.
“I have had the opportunity to reside here twice in the last six months,” Lucky V wrote.
“Of all of the places I have stayed overnight at, this is the only one that has a car service to pick you up…Oh and that ride includes a set of bracelets.”
The witty review also mentioned a “personal stylist” that helps you change and the unique, space-saving stainless steel toilet and sink feature.
The jail’s staff pointed out the Lucky V. forgot to mention that the personal cost of staying at the facility is incredibly high.
WATCH: Former inmate leaves five-star Yelp review for Washington’s Clark County Jail
With files from Jenny Sung, Global News
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