The 401st Blow :: Thoughts On Media

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words: Mugshots Before & After Meth

Posted in Content, Policy by Noah Harlan on February 27, 2011

MSNBC has an astonishing gallery of before and after photos of people’s mugshots from the Multnomah County Sherrif’s office that shows the devastating effects of drugs over time. It’s terrifying and probably a thousand times more powerful than any “Just Say No” type campaign:

She was so pretty.

In just six months.

Seven months. She looks terrified.

He clearly has lost his teeth. Just three years...

He looks like a completely different person.

Just scary and sad.

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