N.C. courts launch program to help jurors cope with mental-health issues

From the News & Observer:

CHARLOTTE — Jurors in Charlotte and across North Carolina can now get help if they are emotionally and psychologically distressed over graphic – and sometimes gruesome – testimony or evidence that they must listen to and see during murder and sexual-assault trials.

The N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts in Raleigh has launched a statewide pilot program to help jurors facing mental-health issues that result from grisly evidence presented during trials.


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