Erie Co. to telecast court arraignments
Nov 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Every municipal court in Erie County will soon telecast arraignments, or initial plea hearings, for prisoners unable to post bond following an arrest.
A feed would transmit a signal from the Erie County jail, where the prisoner stays, to a municipal court, where a judge informs the arrested person of their charges. Sandusky already participates in the video teleconferencing program, with officials from Huron, Vermilion and Erie County municipal courthouses committing to install all necessary equipment for broadcasts.
For more on the benefits of arraigning prisoners via video instead of in person, pick up a copy of Monday's Register.