[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 04:57:51 UTC 2019

> There are various 'prisons'. The OSM one is one kind. Police can have
small ones they hold people in e.g. while drunk, or before sending on to
court, courts can have their own too.

In American English, that’s a jail. Usually these are for short-term
detention, from one night to several months. County jails can be quite
large with several buildings (eg in Los Angeles), but the jail for a small
town police deptartment might be one room attached to the police station.

I believe the British spelling is “Gaol”, so “police=gaol” might be
appropriate, if  amenity=prison doesn’t work.
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