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01.26.15 Rhett Jones

A police department in North Miami Beach made headlines last week when it was discovered they were using mugshots of black men for target practice. Now, some unlikely meme-creators are trying to break the internet with a Twitter protest campaign. The #UseMeInstead campaign was started on a Facebook group for Lutheran clergy. The idea is for priests […]

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02.25.14 Marina Galperina

Here are some classic vintage mugshots of “all round thieves,” “warehousebreakers” and “bad characters” from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums via the World’s Best Ever. Their general olde timey-ness is amusing, but the fanciful descriptions of their “marks” are fascinating: “Heart, clasped hands, Ture Love, Evelyn;” “extensively tattooed forearms and hands;” “8 dots tatt. left forearm;” “blue dot between […]

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08.22.13 Marina Galperina

These types of Australian mugshots resurface once in awhile, but this batch of face / full body diptychs is the most gorgeous set I’ve ever seen. They were shot in the ’20s and discovered in ’89. They’re actually 4-by-6-inch glass plate negatives. That means one giant bulky camera and lots of set-up. The most proper of […]

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01.10.11 Bucky Turco

Authorities in Arizona just released the mugshot for Jared Lee Laughner. As pundits on both sides of the aisle continue to argue whether he was left or right leaning, maybe this image will be the definitive proof that he’s neither, he’s just fucking insane! (Photo: @Producer Matthew/twitpic) […]

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01.25.10 Cajun Boy

Perhaps you’ve heard that Gary Coleman was arrested in Utah yesterday for domestic assault, but did you know that Coleman, who was recently hospitalized for having seizures, is apparently possessed by some servant of Lucifer?! I mean, just look at those eyes! Mr. Drummond and Mrs. Garrett, you have obviously failed as parental figures! |NBC […]

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09.25.09 Cajun Boy

Oh. My. God. Here are Randy and Evi Quaid’s mugshots, taken after their arrest yesterday in Marfa, Texas. Was Randy preparing for a winter job as a department store Santa? The couple wrote a statement about their arrest that included the following line: “I promise the state of California, Texas does not bother people over […]

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