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Prison inmates are turning to review site Yelp to give their opinions of prions. Like the reviewers of restaurants, gyms, and nail salons before them, prisoners and attorneys can air their opinions of America's correctional facilities. One former inmate offers advice on New York's Rikers Island: "Things you MUST remember: No matter what religion you (really) are/aren't, say you're 'Jewish.' Why? Because, you'll get a box of Matzoh ('crackers, as some call it), a bottle of grape juice (both weekly) and, you'll get a trip to meet the Rabbi (A VERY nice man who lets you use his phone). 2nd thing to remember is say you've a medical condition, in which you NEED to have 'double portions.' Trust me on this. Otherwise - you'll really starve."
I found this list from a few years back about which federal prisons actually have some nice perks. Check this out!
• Ashland, Kentucky -- Prisoner Perk: Inmates can partake in Ashland's "wellness" program, which focuses on nutrition, aerobic exercise and stress reduction.
• Bastrop, Texas -- Prisoner Perks: Less than 30 miles from the Austin Airport, Bastrop is convenient for visitors.
• Dublin, California -- Prisoner Perk: Dublin's "Bookmobile" service allows inmates to keep up with their reading.
• Duluth, Minnesota -- Prisoner Perk: Duluth has a stash of instruments for inmate use, including a piano, drums and acoustic guitars.
• Englewood, Colorado -- Prisoners at Englewood can blow off steam by playing pool, ping-pong or even foosball.
• Lompoc, California -- Inmates can stay in shape using Lompoc's full gym and tennis courts.
• Montgomery, Alabama -- This stand-alone facility includes vocational training to teach prisoners to be cooks, housekeepers, paralegals and painters.
• Pensacola, Florida -- Pensacola inmates can work on the base and interact with Navy personnel during daylight hours.
• Sheridan, Oregon -- Prisoners can study to be personal fitness trainers or landscapers at Sheridan's camp.
• Texarkana, Texas -- Texarkana offers a track as well as a bocce pit, a basketball court and several fields for inmates to use.
• Yankton, South Dakota -- This stand-alone camp offers inmates music lessons and intramural team sports.