I myself am lucky. No criminal record, and I'd like to keep it that way.
Those less fortunate know the feeling of having your mugshot taken. It's embarrassing, and technically public record. Which means, if someone wants to take your mugshot and put it in a widely-published paper, they can.
And in Utah, they do.
Maybe it's just to keep the Mormons entertained, and on the righteous path?
Meet Utah's "Jail Mugs" periodical. For only $1, you can purchase this smut and sift through local arrests and mugshots.
Find your friends! Look for old school chums! Are there any coworkers in there?
Yes, if you forget your court date, they'll haul you in, take your picture, and you'll be immortalized in print.
Featured areas include:
Mugshot of the week, if you're the best looking person to get arrested.
"All Smiles" for those that like to grin as they're being booked.
Best tattoo, usually reserved for those with facial tatts or anything extra-ridiculous.
And my personal favorite:
Could you imagine if every major metropolitan area did this? Utah doesn't sell lottery tickets, and their alcohol is severely watered-down, so I guess they have to entertain themselves in other ways...