Chapter 7: Jury Facilities
Normal Electrical Power Distribution
In general, normal electrical power distribution is required for jury facilities. A
separate electrical system must provide dedicated power to computer workstations.
Designated Power Outlets
Convenience outlets for 120-volt power must be located throughout jury facilities.
Outlets on separate circuits must be provided for the service unit.
In the jury assembly, grand jury hearing, and trial jury rooms, outlets on separate
circuits must be provided for film and slide projection units; a television monitor and
video cassette recorder (VCR); and an audio tape recorder/player. In addition, an
outlet for a wall-mounted clock must be provided in each room.
Outlets for multiple monitors or projection video must be provided in the jury
Special outlets for computers must be provided in each grand jury suite, the jury
clerk's office, and stations for court security, U.S. Attorneys, and the court
Jury Assembly Area. A sound system must be provided in the jury assembly area
The system must allow audio inputs from video or other projection equipment.
Assisted listening system (ALS) controls and emitters must be permanently installed
and integrated with the jury assembly area sound system. ALS controls are generally
located adjacent to sound system controls.
Trial Jury Suite. An audio system is not needed in the trial jury suite. A self-
contained, portable ALS must be available for use in trial jury suites and other places
where sound systems are not present.
Grand Jury Suite. A sound system must be provided in the grand jury suite. The
system must allow audio inputs from video or other projection equipment.