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Video evidence in court: prison and witnesses links

2012 July 13
by Mary Munro

Update

“Court video link will cut trauma for victim and save system £4m a year” Scotsman

Following posted on 31.5.12

“Video courts urged to help cut prisoner escort costs” Scotsman
“Prison inspector urges more use of technology” Law Society Journal Online
“Jails inspector urges video use” Herald

Following posted on 23.12.11

“Prisoner video link scheme launched” Herald

Following posted on 4.7.05

“Call up the witness” Law Society Journal On-line

Following posted on 13.10.03

A video link which could remove the need for prisoners to be taken to court for routine hearings is to be trialled at a Scottish court . . BBC

See also

HMIP (May 2012) Inspection of the Conditions in which Prisoners are Transported and Held in Sheriff and JP Courts while Under Escort

Today, for the first time, a prisoner at Barlinnie prison in Glasgow will appear for a formal court hearing without the need to attend in person. . . S.E.(October 2003)

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