'Oh my gosh! What happened to these people?'

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The publication prints page after page of mugshots from the Lane, Linn and Benton county jails.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Imagine going to your neighborhood convenience store and seeing a tabloid newspaper filled with page upon page of mugshots from the jail.

The X-Posed Report is a print publication that sells for $1.25 on newstands. Page after page displays nothing more than mugshots, names and a brief summary of the crime that landed the person behind bars in Lane, Linn or Benton counties.

"I like the idea when they let us know if there's somebody on our block that's a child abuser, a rapist or any of those things," said Shirley Perkins, a 7-11 customer.

Shirley Perkins, who owns that 7-11 in Springfield, said the paper is a hot topic.

"Almost everybody I've talked to has known someone or has seen someone in that magazine," she said.

"They're like, 'Oh my gosh! What happened to these people? Oh my gosh, why are they so beat up? Why do they have graphic things tattooed on their face?' " Cullen said.

The publication is flying off the shelves.

"There's never leftover issues," Cullen said. "When they come to drop them off, there's never leftover issues. They're always bought."

Of course, the public can find all of this same information - and more - without paying a dime. Lane, Linn and Benton counties post inmate rosters and mugshots online, including details about charges, aliases, dates of birth and bail.

Jail mugshots are public under Oregon's Public Records Law. News organizations use the law to obtain mugshots of people accused of crimes to illustrate stories about everything from arrests to wanted fugitives, prison sentences to convictions.

In the X-Posed Report, mugshots are published along with a name and description of the charges against the person. On the bottom of Page 7 of a recent 8-page issue, a box of text reminds readers that defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

Mugshots are also used in a "match the charges" game that presents a list of charges and a list of photos and challenges you to guess who was booked on which accusation.

KVAL News tried to talk to the publisher of the paper. She was not available for an interview. KVAL News also asked jail officials to comment on the publication. Those calls had not yet been answered as of 5 p.m.