clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

This is Texas Governor Rick Perry's mugshot

Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

Texas Governor Rick Perry chose to turn himself in on Tuesday after being indicted for one count each of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official. In the process, police took a mugshot:

Whether or not the charges against him are valid is another question. Jonathan Chait made the case that the charge is preposterous, while the Texas Observer's Christopher Hooks offers an explanation suggesting that Perry's behavior was, if not illegal, then certainly slimy. To get the basics, see Danielle Kurtzleben's story here.

Sign up for the newsletter Today, Explained

Understand the world with a daily explainer plus the most compelling stories of the day.