WVRJA Stops Publishing Daily Mug Shots

WVRJA Stops Publishing Daily Mug Shots

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informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Mar 31, 2012
WVRJA Stops Publishing Daily Mug Shots

Blames Bloggers And Newspapers For Breaking Law

"West Virginia Regional Jail Authority ceased the daily arrest mug shots effective March 30th, 2012. Instead, viewers are greeted with a "slide" that says to "Contact Bill Canterbury at Regional Jail Authority for details."

Canterbury says that bloggers and other people were violating copyright laws for mug shots and using them for commercial gain."

So folks -- no more jail information.
over whelmed

Tarboro, NC

#2 Mar 31, 2012
I looked at it this morning, is it the jails site itself or the one that shows all jails? If you dont mind me asking where did you see this change at? Thanks.

Level 5

Since: Jun 11

Fayetteville, WV

#3 Mar 31, 2012
So I guess that little publication that they sell at Little General with all those people's mugshots on it will no longer be sold.
This Sux

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2012
How am I going to be able to keep track of my kids now? LOL.
jose

Beckley, WV

#5 Mar 31, 2012
Who cares if someone can see their picture or not anyway, because they are not in there long enough to have to see a picture, can see them in person on the streets, due to the corrupt system we have.

“Don't Start Rumors!”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#6 Mar 31, 2012
The site that shows all the jails is still up and running fine. Its updated today.
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#7 Mar 31, 2012
DrMUDD wrote:
The site that shows all the jails is still up and running fine. Its updated today.
If you are talking about "WV Jails Info" - it appears the last SRJ update was from 3-29-12 (judging from the last mugshots added to the site). They get their info direct from the WVRJA and if you try to get the daily incarcerations for any regional jail of WVRJA (West Virginia Regional Jail Authority)- you get message:

This page is temporarily under repair.
Please contact Bill Canterbury at Regional Jail Authority for details.
got that right

Elkins, WV

#8 Mar 31, 2012
jose wrote:
Who cares if someone can see their picture or not anyway, because they are not in there long enough to have to see a picture, can see them in person on the streets, due to the corrupt system we have.
amen, and what does it matter if they hide pictures of "professionals" or people with money, or one of their family of buddy. If they are going to publish such pictures, then ALL should be shown, not jusst the ones who don't have a cop friend or some pull. Very unfair to show some and not show some. Major fail.
Shempaholic

Mount Hope, WV

#9 Mar 31, 2012
Damn, it was highly entertaining looking at those mug shots. It was nice to know what the people I went to school with were up to.

“Don't Start Rumors!”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#10 Mar 31, 2012
They have taken the site down before in the past for repairs, just as the message on their site reads. They'll be back up and running soon. Its public information that can be accessed in other ways.
Opinion

Saint Albans, WV

#11 Apr 1, 2012
Punish who uses it inappropriately and hold them accountable don't take away the freedom of information act punishing us all for others wrong doing.
YES

United States

#12 Apr 1, 2012
Shempaholic wrote:
Damn, it was highly entertaining looking at those mug shots. It was nice to know what the people I went to school with were up to.
Yes u can still see the mugshots.I went on there today to look for a friend and it wasnt updated but when i put his name in at the bottome of the page it showed me him, and he was arrested today,so yes it still works :)
Vox Populi

Beckley, WV

#13 Apr 1, 2012
penguy wrote:
So I guess that little publication that they sell at Little General with all those people's mugshots on it will no longer be sold.
If it is accurate what is much more likely is that they can generate revenue that goes somewhere. I mean, why give it away for free on the internet when you can charge morons to laugh at their idiotic friends and relatives.

Seriously saddens me. Not the publications existence, the fact that people would pay for something like that or go online and look something like that up. I expected better. That will show me for having faith in people.
Meee

Beckley, WV

#14 Apr 2, 2012
It's up and running today :)

“Don't Start Rumors!”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#15 Apr 3, 2012
Regional jailwebsite up and running just as before. They make repairs on the site like this a few times a year like i said earlier in this topic.
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Lisa

Forest, VA

#17 Apr 3, 2012
website is just fine! Current!
driver

Beckley, WV

#18 Apr 3, 2012
Does anyone know if the day jail on on Kanawha St has a website?
wikkid

Martinsburg, WV

#19 Apr 10, 2012
yea it was down for a while but back up now.. and u can also go to wvjailsinfo.com as well to see mug shots u might have missed while you were sleeping etc.. lol
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Jane

Woodstock, GA

#21 May 12, 2012
wonder

Bellevue, WA

#22 May 12, 2012
This Sux wrote:
How am I going to be able to keep track of my kids now? LOL.
lol thats good stuff.

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