This Felon Had No Idea His Mugshot Would Change His Life Forever

Image: Stockton Police Department via Getty Images

As he stared into the camera, Jeremy Meeks’ thoughts were far away – with the wife and children he would soon be forced to leave behind. The shutter then clicked, and his hard stare and set jaw were captured for posterity.

Image: Instagram/jmeeksofficial

The photographer was a member of the Police Department of Stockton, California, and Meeks was sitting for a mugshot after his arrest. But little did the prisoner know that this routine procedure would change the course of his life forever.

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