Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Tens of thousands of potential jurors are no-shows

Over 35,000 people have failed to show for jury duty in Connecticut but have faced to potential penalties for failure to show. A spokesman for the division of criminal justice argues that it is nearly impossible to prove if a person received notice of his/her duty to appear so therefore no punishments have been handed out. Attempts to modify the law have failed three times.



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