Inmates give prisons ''TripAdvisor'' ratings
Discerning prisoners are rating their accommodation with hotel-style reviews.Like most guests they have found their rooms not always to their liking, although other establishments come highly recommended.
The mock reviews, which have appeared on Google Maps, even come with star ratings from former inmates.
Manchester Prison came highly recommended scoring a coveted five star rating from its reviewer.
“Food was exquisite and the room service was excellent. Accommodation good but neighbours very loud and obnoxious, with the occasional riots. Would recommend this to anyone.”
According to The Sun, other establishments left rather more to be desired.
Belmarsh, a top security prison in London received only two stars from ''Dick Turnip''.
Mr Turnip wrote: “Very popular and filled with lots of celebrities and people in the news. Unfortunately it will never be a terribly desirable address as it is south of the river.”
Wormwood Scrubs also failed to please ''A Google User'' who complained that the view was poor and obscured by iron bars.
''Due to overbooking I was forced to share with a rather charmless individual by the name of “Mike the Hatchet” who was keen to know why my stay was so short.''
Mr Hatchet was, unfortunately, unavailable for comment.
However Dave Kirk had altogether happier memories of his sojourn at Wormwood Scrubs, which is a short distance from North Kensington, an increasingly fashionable part of London.
“Cheap and cheerful lodgings for those on a budget. Food is pretty average but clientele are friendly as are the staff.”
Wandsworth prison also scored well with a regular visitor, but its good reputation was beginning to cause problems.
''It seems to have become more popular – I find it hard to book ahead, and sometimes have even been asked to share accommodation with other last-minute bookers.''