Who’s going to “tabloid jail”?
no one. People Magazine and US Weekly won’t be subject to jail time for getting
the truth wrong, but at one point Bay Area drivers that didn’t stay in their lane
or evaded paying toll, got more than a slap on the wrist. The Chronicle reports that when the Bay
Bridge opened in 1936, so did one of the smallest jails in the world. Bay
Bridge bandits caught horsing around or not paying for their passage were
tossed into a 6-foot-by-6-foot box with a bench.
Guess the negative reinforcement worked, the teeny-tiny-jail only lasted a year.
- SF Chronicle: Bay Bridge once had its own holding cell (Chronicle) 03/02/13