You can’t ask me that: Were they guilty or not guilty?

Screen Shot 2018-07-10 at 10.35.31Mention jury service in any conversation and you’ll likely get one of two responses. Either the person you’re talking to will say they’d love to do it but have never been called or they’ll say that they’ve done it and they don’t want to do it again. If the ex-juror did find the process interesting, while they can tell you what happened in the courtroom, they can’t actually discuss the jury deliberations anyway. Even after the trial, disclosing what happened in the jury room could land you in contempt of court. To be called to serve on a jury is no small thing when the answer to the question “guilty or not guilty” has the power to change the course of a stranger’s life.

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