UPDATE! The 2007 Pageant is now underway!
When I first started posting the comely mugshots of selected arrestees from Des Moines' Polk County Jail (h/t State 29), I had no idea so many readers shared my fascination with caged pulchritude. To commemorate the anniversary of this popular feature, I think it's finally time to select the official Hawkeye Hoosegow Honey of the Year.
But make no mistake: this will not be a beauty-only pageant. It is important that the winner be well-rounded, and that is why I have added a talent portion to the program. In addition to the raw votes she receives from readers, each candidate will receive 1 bonus point for every $100 in bond set by her assigned magistrate.
So please review the cavalcade of incarcerated corn country cuties, and vote for the one that sets your heart a-twitter. If you'd like more information on the candidates, Google "Hoosegow Honey" or simply rifle through the archives. Voting closes Friday July 7. Good luck, and may the best gal win!
Left-Right, Top-Bottom: #1 Michelle, #2 Jesika, #3 Brandi, #4 Erica, #5 Jessica, #6 Ashley A, #7 Carmen, #8 Ashley B, #9 Becki, #10 Robin, #11 Tammi, #12 Rebecca, #13 April, #14 Megan, #15 Lacey