Fighting crime through knowledge. It sounds good, right? But what exactly does that mean?
The motto of The Jail Report simply means that this crime newspaper hopes to arm you with information that will help you make decisions to protect you, your family and your property.
Our crime awareness publication relies mainly on arrest and mugshot information to fill its pages – and for good reason. By knowing the names and faces of people accused of committing crimes in our neighborhoods, readers can make more informed decisions on the people they associate with and allow into their lives.
Each issue will feature other important information as well:
- WANTED: Working with law enforcement, The Jail Report will publicize suspects who are wanted for committing crime. In some cases, police offer a reward for helping to get violent criminal suspects off the street.
- DUMB CROOKS & WEIRD CRIME: A look at odd crime and the lamebrains who perpetrate them.
- LOCAL CRIME: News stories from across the CSRA, including statistics that show you the trend in crimes from month to month.
Even state and county agencies are getting into the act by providing more localized crime information, publicizing sex offenders – and their mugshots – on their websites.
Columbia County and Aiken County now make arrest and mugshot information available on their agency websites. For those counties, The Jail Report simply takes that same information and makes a print copy available to those who don’t have Internet access or the time to research.
Not everyone will agree with the release of this public information to such a wide audience. They will argue that not everyone pictured is guilty.
The Jail Report makes it clear these are accusations only, and we believe the public benefits through the knowledge of those suspects who’ve been formally charged.
If someone published in these pages is found not guilty and wishes their verdict to be publicized, contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 706-814-1359. We also hope you make the same call to the sheriff’s office if your mugshot was placed on their website.
If you have a comment and want it published in an upcoming issue, we currently accept feedback by email at email@example.com.