The Weekly Jailer Tabloid Hits New Orleans!!
This just had to happen, I thought it would first appear online, but here it is, sold at my local convenience store. The Weekly Jailer, cost $1, has its premier issue out. The cover call lines- Mugshots, Sex Offenders, Most Wanted. I cannot find their website, but they do list an email- snaps at thejailer dot net. When I entered thejailer dot net, I found this:
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I would have reversed things, and gotten online first, to reach a vast worldwide audience, then published the paper.
When I googled the Weekly Jailer, I found a Face Book page for the Columbus, Mississippi version.
However, I just ran into a pdf version of issue 2! It’s for clients looking to purchase ad space.
To some degree, this effort is a huge public service. By printing mugshots of non-compliant sex offenders, wanted criminals, the DEA’s most wanted list, the FBI’s most wanted list, etc. they are keeping these faces in front of the public on both online and in print. As long as they don’t print any info or photos about crimes that someone’s been arrested for, but are in compliance with the court, they are doing a very good thing.
The Weekly Jailer also lists contact info for many law enforcement agencies, such as Sheriff’s Offices for the entire metropolitan area, the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Crime Stoppers etc. There are news sections in the Jailer from the crime beat of Orleans Parish, with stories about unsolved crimes, key arrests of wanted violent individuals, and more.
I think I’ll offer the Weekly Jailer a food column comprised of jail house recipes. They need at least one lighter column really badly, as the entire first issue is dead serious.