Keri Blakinger

Keri Blakinger is a staff writer whose work focuses on prisons and jails. She writes “Inside Out,” a regular column published in collaboration with NBC News. She previously covered criminal justice for the Houston Chronicle, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, VICE, the New York Daily News and The New York Times.

Police Are Keeping Mugshots Locked Away for Justice's Sake

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Mugshots imply guilt and live online forever. Now fewer of them are being released.

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