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  • I have served twice on a jury in Bournemouth, Dorset.
    Both times I was lucky to have very interesting cases.
    Both times I was shocked by the attitude of other people on the jury.
    Some of them really hated being there and talked only of the harm it was doing to their businesses.

    I was fully aware that it was important to take the lead from the judge as to the severity of the sentence. Other people totally dismissed our guidance which made the decision process much longer.

    I will never forget seeing the pain on the mother's face when her son was sentanced to psychiatric hospital.

    Now that I am living in Enniskillen, N. Ireland I have been called to jury service once again. I wonder if my attitude will be different now that I am thirty years older. I will let you know in September.
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