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Officials Praise New Arraignment System

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News System
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn- After a few days of use, city court officials are praising the new arraignment system being used in Jackson City Court.

Court appearances for inmates in Jackson and Madison County stepped into the digital age this week with the use of video arraignments. So far, court officials said things have gone well.

Officials said the new technology does away with the need to transfer inmates to and from court.

"We have a gang problem, here and when you have to transfer 3,750 people of rival gangs in the same van, it can cause problems," said
Judge Blake Anderson of Jackson City Court.

Not only do the video arraignments create less travel time for authorities, but officials said the new system increases safety and will save Jackson and Madison County thousands of dollars each year.

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