On your next trip to jail, be sure to check out the reviews.
A man who was being held by the West Midlands Police in Birmingham, UK, recounted his 16-hour visit in their custody cells at the Perry Barr station. The 24-year-old man being held for “criminal damage” at a property in Erdington and brought in on June 29. The officers there were kind enough to give him a pen and a paper to write his thoughts.
Overall, you can tell his stay was quite nice if you ignore the whole “being held in jail and you can’t leave” thing.
The police officers must have been flattered because the Birmingham Police Department posted it to their Facebook page on Sunday.
The reviewer was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of his cell and politeness of the staff.
“Once in my cell I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and dcorneutrally decorated to please all parties but done to a high standard,” the reviewer wrote.
At the end of his note, he thanked the station staff for providing him a pen and paper.
However, he did spot a hair on the toilet in his cell and mentioned that his neighbor kept screaming swears during his stay, so he unfortunately had to give the police station a three out of a five star review.
The persnickety “guest” also mentioned that cups of tea could have been provided in a more timely manner.
“We feel its a five-star facility: its designed to be safer for staff and guests and the more efficient check-in process means we can get arresting officers back out on the streets more quickly,” said Chief Inspector Paul Minor, West Midlands Police Criminal Justice Manager, who was quoted in the Facebook post.
“The reviewer has been very complimentary about the facility and staffbut I think hes been a little harsh by awarding it just a three-star rating,” Minor added. Hosts can be so touchy.
No telling whether the reviewer will be considering another stay.
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