Photos: 25 most memorable mug shots of 2013

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Earlier this week, we featured some of 2013's most memorable mug shots, divided into categories spotlighting women, tattoos, painful-looking pics and the combo of hot messes and celebrities. Today, however, we've gathered what we think are the 25 most memorable booking pics of the year -- including this image of someone who looks a lot like Walter White on Breaking Bad. But he's got his own story.

See the top 25 below, and be sure to click on the links or captions to see our original coverage.

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David Calderon.
Read more in "David Calderon won't face charges (yet) in alleged kidnapping of Johnstown teen."

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Michael Petramala.
Read more in "Michael Petramala, school janitor, allegedly wanted boozy teen lingerie party, got jail instead."

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Michael Grover.
Read more in "Michael Grover's explosive preparations for Doomsday net arrest, $1 million bond."

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David Frederick.
Read more in "David Frederick's marijuana bust: Pot arrests by surveillance camera?"

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Eddie Simon.
Read more in "Eddie Simon charged with kidnapping and sex assault that happened in 2001."

Continue to see more of 2013's most memorable mug shots.

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Joshua Allen Pulliam
Joshua Allen Pulliam

Dude looks like a saint compared to the mug shots you see where I'm from lol

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           *** State looks to ban access to suspects' mug shots ***

TRENTON,. — New Jersey lawmakers plan to vote on legislation to make police booking photos of suspects confidential 

The bill, A-3906, would make mug shots off-limits unless there is a conviction. New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, a Democrat from Essex, N.J., has scheduled it for a vote Thursday. The proposal has yet to be taken up in the Senate.

Laws governing access to public records vary from state to state, but the proposal would make New Jersey one of the few places where newspapers and websites wouldn't be allowed to use mug shots at the time of a booking.

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, three states exempt mug shots from public access: Kansas, Montana and Washington.

Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia all put significant conditions on the release of mug shots.

Towns established a policy last year at the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press that required every reporter to ask the police department for a mug shot after an arrest had been made. Towns said he found there was a disparity in the distribution of the pictures. For instance, many defendants who couldn't make bail were minorities, and their mug shots were posted by the jail. But suspects who could afford bail avoided having their images in the paper and on websites because they never went to jail.

Photographs of suspects in white-collar crimes almost never appeared in the paper, but those of robbery suspects, drug dealers and others with criminal pasts routinely did.

"There was and remains a huge disparity in who our readers see committing crimes each day," Towns said. "I thought it was only fair that we let our readers see all suspects, not just those who couldn't make bail. Unfortunately, local prosecutors routinely refused to release mug shots of all suspects."

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