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Meet the Man Behind Oklahoma's Mugshot Tabloid

David Reid, the publisher of 'OK Jailbirds,' stands by his paper as a critical public service.

On this episode of DAILY VICE we meet David Reid, the man behind OK Jailbirds, Oklahoma's popular mugshot tabloid. In his mind, publishing the names and mugshots of everyone arrested in the past 30 days is a solid source of entertainment, as well as a public service. But many who wind up in the pages of OK Jailbirds feel like the paper can permanently tarnish their reputations.

We sat down with Reid to find out why he decided to launch the publication, and met up with a few folks who appeared in its pages to hear how it's affected them.