W.Va. jail officials restrict mug shot downloads

Format change aims to deter site from profiting


By Travis Crum
Charleston Gazette

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. — The state Regional Jail Authority has changed its website to deter a Harrison County man from making a profit from West Virginians' mug shots.

Since 2009, a man known only as "Mr. Watson" has maintained WVJails.info, a website cataloging photos and personal information of inmates from the state's 10 regional jails.

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