As part of Brooklyn's booming boutique hotel business, Boerum Hill is about to get a large B&B next month for the authority-eschewing set: Brooklyn's House of Detention is going to be used to house prisoners again. Worried that no one will buy the condo you just paid $500K for in 15 years because "discarded shivs" don't count as an amenity? Relax! See the miracle of modern incarceration for yourself. Cobble Hill Blog alerts us to a CB2 press release announcing a public tour of the jail next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to the release, the DOC is sponsoring the "open house" and will allow visitors the "opportunity to meet Warden Walter Nin, ask questions and tour the facility." Anyone who wanted to take realistic, Oz-themed Christmas card photos: now's your chance. Who wanted more shopping, anyway?