San Quentin: Yes, It's on Yelp

Many reviews from tourists' ex-cons hate the food
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:22 PM CST
San Quentin: Yes, It's on Yelp
A view of San Quentin state prison.   (Wikimedia Commons)

Perhaps he was doing research into convicts and social media, but whatever the reason he was looking, MG Siegler is surprised to find California’s forbidding San Quentin state prison on Yelp (FourSquare, too). And though many of the 19 reviews are dedicated to tours and other open-to-the-public features, there do appear to be a number from former inmates—who don’t have anything good to say about the food. A sampling:

“Food’s crappy … I got the shits and a fever for a couple of weeks,” writes nick g.
Adds scott d.: “This is not a place you wanna end up. Not all big bad & scary like the movies make it, but cold, damp and miserable with really shitty food. AVOID AT ALL COST!”
Gino W., via FourSquare: “Stay away. The food is horrible.”
(Read more San Quentin stories.)

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