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Inmates rate food, entertainment and softness of beds at Ford and Lewes prisons
Inmates have taken to comparing prison accommodation as if they were hotels on Trip Advisor.
Criminals across the county are now rating their prisons on everything from the softness of beds and quality of food, to friendliness of staff and entertainment.
The comments are being registered on Google Maps and made publically available to view.
One user, named as Pauly Blunden, gave HMP Ford near Arundel five stars.
Rating the appeal, facilities and service as “excellent”, he said: “Great place to take a holiday not the best one I have ever had. There are worst places to stay. Great snooker room and cinema. Food a lot of choice. Nice staff and coffee.”
HMP Lewes however didn’t come in for the same praise.
Robert Simpson awarded the prison just two stars, adding: “I spent four months in Lewes from Jan 2010 - May 2010 and the food is in Chinese take away dishes. The cells are damp and cold, it is a joke.”
An anonymous reviewer told readers that he had a slightly better experience at the adult holding prison.
He described the food as “top quality” and accommodation as “brilliant”.
However, it isn’t just our prisons which have had the once-over by hard-to-please criminals – they have also had their say on the county’s police stations.
Burgess Hill Police Station came in for a roasting from one disgruntled guest who described accommodation as “shocking”.
The anonymous reviewer added: “Beds are lumpy, breakfast was cold. Had to go to McDonalds.”
However, it appears Gatwick nick is the place to end up if you are going to get caught.
Jonathan Kinch took to Google to give his feedback on the station describing the quality as “very good”.
He added: “Friendly and efficient staff – got the good cop / bad cop routine down pat. “Tea was excellent if you like 4 sugars! Will definitely be coming back – if they catch me.”
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