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Lights, camera, court
Locke video arraignment
Judge Bill Locke looks at his video monitor to talk to a jail inmate while a larger video screen displays her image to the courtroom. The new system allows inmates to be arraigned while remaining in jail, preventing a trip to the courthouse.
The inmate on the monitor was pleading for his freedom from a video room at Warren County Jail. The person on the other end of the screen was Judge Bill Locke, sitting on the bench at Warren County Courthouse. “I need to get out to handle my responsibilities,” the inmate said.

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