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Southword: The Slammer

The tabloid — with names such as "Cellmates," "Jailbirds," "Just Busted" — shows mug shots of those arrested every week in different cities around the country. In Arkansas, The Slammer sells 7,000 copies a week. But law enforcement says it doesn't help solve cases — it's just voyeuristic.

Click here to listen to the accompanying radio piece on NPR's All Things Considered.

Click here for a look back at old Arkansas mugshots on NPR's blog The Picture Show.


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