At this website you will find the Locked Up monthly digital magazine, which focuses in to covering crimes committed in West Virginia.
If you are asking about the reason why this kind of publications exist, by entering this site and going to the About section, you will be able to know that. According to their own words, when someone is judged and jailed for a crime, the information can be public managed. But, after these people comes out from the jail, the information disappears. For that reason, they believe is necessary to inform people about the criminals that surrounds the community.
So, on the main page, you can take a look to the Crime Bulletins in order to know the criminals, and you can also download past issues.
In addition, a search engine is provided to let you find people.
Click on the link for other details.