We've been collecting mugshots from the web since August of last year. Some of the photos aren't real good quality, and some of that is my fault. I was embedding the inmate's name and rni number in the reserved area of the jpeg files, and the SCSO went to a different format yada yada yada. Oh well, the site is now up and running and totally free for use. You just enter the first and last name and type the name that is displayed on the icon next to the last text input box, then click submit.
Personally, I think the Sheriff's Office should make these photos available after a person is released, but they don't. When I worked for the SCSO, I tried to make that available to the public, but they didn't see it my way. Maybe since I'm archiving the photos and making them available, they'll have a change of heart. There are other things they could do that would help enable public access, like allowing you to pull a rap sheet on each person. I know they have the code for that, because I gave it to some of their techies and they use it now to display the charge and booking information.
I'll keep this site up and make it freely available for public access so long as people don't try to use this as a free site to run their business. If I detect someone hammering the site, I'll deny those ip addresses access and probably redirect their traffic to google or somewhere.
Anyway here is the link and it's also on the panel on the right.