Prisons are a big business, and like all business they are occasionally reviewed on Yelp. Some of these reviews are snarky one-liners - for example, one user describes Rikers Island as a “great island getaway right in my own backyard.” Other reviews appear to be honest firsthand accounts, describing the experience of being a visitor or an inmate.
The Prison Review Faxbot finds these reviews and then faxes them to prison administrators.
The faxbot is a small python program that continually monitors Yelp for reviews of prisons. Whenever the script finds a new review it automatically sends a fax to that prison with the Yelp star rating and content of the new review.
Collaboration with Fletcher Bach.