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    Royette Lockhart, 28, was more than surprised when she found out she's in the new edition of a magazine to just hit the streets of Little Rock.

    "I'm like huh, what are you talking about," says Lockhart.

    But she says that surprised feeling quickly turned to anger.

    "I drove around to a couple of gas stations looking for it and they hadn't heard of it, and finally I did. When I looked in there sure enough I was in that magazine," says Lockhart.

    She's talking about "The Slammer". It's a weekly magazine that now sells in local convenience stores and gas stations for just one dollar.

    But its aim isn't fashion nor home decor, but instead they plaster mug shots of recent arrestees no matter how big or small the crime.

    "Pretty much what happened was I had a speeding ticket. I believe I was going 40 in a 35. I went to court to try and fight it, but I just plead guilty," Lockhart says.

    But she didn't have the funds to pay the ticket, so the judged assigned her daytime work instead. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office requires that you're booked.

    She wasn't taken to jail and got to go home after completing her work, but she was in fact, charged with a misdemeanor.

    "Regardless of if it's a misdemeanor, they are affiliated with criminals and I don't want any part of that. I feel like that's how I'll be judged."

    We spoke with Dash Dangerfield, editor of the magazine, who says they did nothing wrong.

    "These people may say, 'I'm driving without insurance or I'm speeding, whose business is that?' Well if a person with no insurance hits your wife's car and injures your wife and children and they're uninsured, I think most people would agree it's your business then," says Dangerfield.

    Some still say its just distasteful and unneeded.

    The magazine is sold in four other states - Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.

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