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Woman held in custody gives jail 4.5-star review in thank-you card

Jail gets rave reviews

Despite being locked up in jail, one woman who was arrested didn't forget her manners.

The woman spent multiple days in police custody in Langford last week and once she made it out she sent a homemade thank-you card to her jailers, even leaving a 'positive' review for her stay inside the RCMP cell.

CTV News reports, the West Shore RCMP did not say why the woman was arrested, as such information could potentially identify her. But, confirm that she was arrested and spent “a number of days” in the police lockup.

“I was nervous about staying with you guys during my trip to the island,” the woman wrote, “but I wanted to let you know that I appreciated how helpful and kind everyone was.”

"Especially, the four jailors who do a tough job and are often under appreciated by the people in their care. You made a difference."

The card showed a “genuine amount of effort, which was really kind,” said RCMP spokesperson Const. Nancy Saggar, who hasn't seen anything like this before.

Included in the card was a four-and-a-half-star review of jail facilities.

“We were very impressed and happy with our review,” Saggar said. “The point here is that we do treat everybody with respect. Just because you’re in jail, you still have your rights and we’re going to respect that.”

Saggar said the jail guards “never had any issues with this prisoner” during her stay.

The front of the homemade card says, “If, for some reason, our airplane was experiencing problems, I would help you with your oxygen mask before adjusting mine.”

- With files from CTV News Vancouver Island



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