Lockups reviewed on Yelp

A pat on the back to my colleague Will Bigham for discovering that even jails get reviewed on Yelp. Read his post on our Courts blog here, which has links to the appropriate reviews.

My favorite is the woman who says of the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga: “Don’t ever go there.” Well, that’s good advice, I guess. RC’s pokey gets one star out of five.

Which turns out to be the same grade as our newspaper got.

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  • Gavin

    I must admit there is humor in reading first-hand reviews of jails; they also bespeak the society that we are in. The kind of spotlight cast on what one did, what one saw or where one went is contagious, and the copious outlets from user-participatory networks to personal websites just make expressing oneself so much more irresistible. Sometimes we can use it, other times its one square inch too many.

    [In other words, if Yelpers can review hotels, why not the ol' gray bar hotel? -- DA]

  • Ramona

    Many thanks, D-Bomb. My neighbor works at (in?) WVDC and I’ll be sure to let her know about the review page. Perhaps she can take the necessary steps to assure that those two inebriates have a more pleasant visit with their next arrest.

    Taking my tongue out of my cheek for a moment, who knew jails could be reviewed. Ya learn something new every day. I’ll be sure to check back before committing the next offense.

    Good catch. Made my day.

  • Dwain Kaiser

    It’s a funny ol’ society we live in.

    I like Yelp and overall Yelpers have given good reviews to our bookstore so I have nothing to complain about.

    Dwain Kaiser
    Magic Door – Quality Used Books
    In the Heart of the Arts Colony