Video court hearings are now a normal part of Lawrence County Justice Center, saving a substantial amount of both money and manpower.
A video link-up between the Lawrence County Jail and the courtroom now allows arraignments to be held between facilities and without prisoner transport. The results of the hearings are the same as if the person had been standing in front of the judge. The system not only allows the judge and inmate to see each other, but a small inset on the corner of the screen allows them to see themselves.
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