In the age of the sharing economy, citizen experts and instant feedback, incarceration has become yet another service for the public to weigh in on.
Whether you're paying a visit, considering employment, looking for gourmet recipes or just doing hard time in stir, there is information at your fingertips about the conditions you can expect at your local lockup.
Here's a sampling of some of the better-known correctional facilities and detention centers across the U.S., and their respective pros and -ahem- cons.
"The County of Los Angeles suggested I stay here for 3 days. Day 1 I witnessed a man get stabbed with a splintered chicken bone. … Would not recommend LA County Jail. Miss those duchess honey buns though."
"Visitors to the bi-annual rodeo get to be entertained by the prisoners selling handmade furniture and riding bulls in clowns suits...because it makes Louisiana citizens feel better knowing their taxes go to support the largest prison population in the world."
"It has a rustic Korean War ambiance with a hint of modern. Continental breakfast was late the first few weeks and the staff is not very customer service oriented. The security is very good at making sure no one breaks in."
"Folsom State Prison offers world-class accommodations. Complimentary meals, a daily exercise program, wake-up service, and weight room are all included with your stay. Cozy rooms, laundry service and attentive staff come standard. Meet interesting people and create life-long relationships. Take advantage of their limited-time offer: enjoy unlimited access with your third visit!"