Mug shots of local inmates can be found by using websites such as Prison Handbook or Mugshots.com or an online database run by the state or county in which you live.
While not all mug shots will be available to the public online, most states have an online database where individuals can search names of those have been arrested. Most states have a department of corrections website that includes an area to search for inmates. In most cases, the search will return a mug shot. Other sites that offer free mug shot searches include Prison Handbook and Mugshots.com. Although such sites may have access to mug shots nation wide, usually a state's department of corrections database is more accurate.