Ft. Wayne Court Texting Jurors and Using Online Questionnaires
I am sure folks have heard the numerous stories of how technology and the Digital Age have led to increased instances of juror misconduct with jurors using social media to discuss the case prior to deliberations or smartphones to conduct independent research. However, technology in the jury box is not always a bad thing. Here is some news out of Ft. Wayne discussing how the court system there appears to be embracing technology and using it to not only expedite jury selection but also to improve communications between the court and jurors. According to the article below, the courts in Ft. Wayne, which have already adopted online juror questionnaires, are now communicating with jurors via text. The program called "mjuror" allows the courts to both send and receive messages to and from jurors.