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JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots app review: arrest information for the people!-2020



If you're looking for a way to check out the profiles of those who have been recently arrested, or want to know if one of your acquaintances has been taken in, then look no further than JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots, an iPhone and iPad app which will bring this information to your fingertips.

With this mugshot background app, you can browse recent arrests, use the jail inmate search or view county mugshots all in a simple offender app. You can also search for arrested persons you might know, and even get notified if someone you know gets arrested. It really is a handy jailbase app for those in need of such a thing.

This mugshot database app can be found in the News section of the App Store, and it is available at no cost, aside from the 8.7 MB of space the app will occupy on your iOS device. Let's take a look at its features.

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JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots


Search A Database Of Millions!

JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots has a database that comprises of millions of arrest records that can be searched using a powerful search function. One of the highlights of this function is the facial recognition search, which enables you to use a photograph from your Camera Roll.

When you import the photograph, the app will search for a match on its database and present you with any results it finds. Alternatively, you can also browse the arrests that have been made in recent times, and sort them by gender, race, county, and date.

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Interface & In-app Purchases

The user interface of this app is highly intuitive, and since this is a free app, it does have ads appearing on all pages. However, users have the option of removing them using an in-app purchase. Other in-app purchase options include the the ability to get the original mugshots without the JailBase logo as well as the details of older, archived records.

You'll be sure to find all the latest information on arrests in various counties across the U.S. as the records on this app are updated on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis.

If you come across your own entry or know someone who wouldn't want to be on this app's record, you'll be pleased to know that it's possible to remove one's entry by using a free service on the developer's website.

Original mugshots (without the JailBase Logo) are available for purchase and emailed directly to you in this jailbase app. Add notifications and get notified when someone you know gets arrested with this simple offender app.

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JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots


Pros & Cons


  • Database of millions of arrest records with new updates on a daily, sometimes hourly basis
  • Receive notifications when someone you know gets arrested
  • Search using a powerful facial recognition tool that allows you to import photographs from your Camera Roll and let the app do the searching by looking for a match
  • Filter search results by Gender, Race, County and Date
  • Ad-supported app with the option to remove ads via in-app purchases


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

JailBase - Arrests and Mugshots is a simple yet powerful database of arrests that have occurred throughout the US, so if you're looking for a utility such as this one, definitely check it out on your iPhone or iPad.

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.