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I have a baby iron and baby cutting/pressing board I can send you really really quick if that would help.....:P Arg...I feel for you...two weeks is a long time to be in the jury box. One week was bad enough for me...do you read, you can keep up with us on the Iphone and always play games, but they get boring after awhile.

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How about knitting? reading? or anything you can take with you is always good! Do you think you will be there two weeks? Many times they select a jury and then let everyone else go.

I got to sit on a jury group that decided whether or not the police had enough evidence to proceed with a trial. It was kind of cool...I would do it again. It only lasted 1/2 day, but could have gone up to 3 days depending on how many police presented evidence.

Have fun!

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Thanks girls you all are funny!!!

I am on the jury and listening to witness testimony and it is very interesting while in courtroom but today was a lot of waiting --- had a fire drill in the morning and a witness's flight was late (big snow storm) so we waited over two hours--/ only got 45 minutes of that witness and then court recessed for the day--- now back to my real job for rest of day and back to court in morning--- ugh!! Lots of waiting today,,,,,,, we were all bored stiff...

I will bring a book tomorrow

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I got called for jury duty once. Spent 6 hours waiting to be called, but they never did. My DB (who's a lawyer) took me out for lunch though. With my family history of having worked in mental health, being the daughter, sister, friend of cops, and consequently, pro-cop, I'll never make it on a jury.

I love the idea of a sewing machine and small iron in the jury box. However, since they wouldn't let me have my cuticle scissors with blades that are less than 1/2", even a baby rotary cutter isn't going to make it in.

Try to make it through the boredom of waiting. Can you nap during the down times? Anything but twiddling your thumbs!

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Shana, I've never did jury duty. I was never a resident anywhere while in the Navy but I'm sure my time is coming. I know that I would be very, very bored if I had to sit in a waiting room. Our court house won't let you take cell phones of any kind into the building. They have lockers by the door to put them in. I do like the doodle pad suggestion, that would help pass time. Humm, wonder if they would allow an etch-a-sketch?

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Why not ask and see what they say about sewing items? I have a former student who is a nurse-practitioner. She works in a small hospital that sees few emergencies. Since the hospital gives her a room to stay in, she takes her machine and such and pieces while on the clock. She says it is wonderful. If I was ever on a jury that had to be sequestered, I'd have to have my machine or go nuts!!!!!

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I have served on several juries and had some interesting experiences. Once almost was put in contempt of court for trying to barge into the courtroom from the jury room, I didin't know about the buzzer to call the bailiff. The room we were in was in an old building with very leaky windows and a non working radiator. It was during a snowy January day and I think it was warmer outside than inside. What saved me from the contempt charge was the temperature inside the room and that the rest of the jury was behind me to make our escape.

Pamela

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Read or draw, whatever the rules are find out if you could bring a video game like DS. I don't get jusry duty due to my hearing loss... if I can't hear them how could I make an intelligent decision now that my DS is a police officer I would never get picked anyway. I'm of the 'eye for an eye' school of thought for violent offenders anyway.;)

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Perhaps we should send some jokes to Shana on her iphone. What do you think, people? I would start but it is not even 6AM here yet and my brain is not fully engaged. I adore Shana (though we've never met in person) and wonder what her laugh would sound like while sitting around with the other jurors. Would they take her iphone away? Let's give her some giggles while she's waiting. Love ya, Shana! Nancy in Tucson

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..... I've never served on a jury before so it was a very interesting experience to say the least! I am glad I did it, though, even if the subject matter wasn't that wonderful to hear about, or see women's "private parts" photos up close and personal....... it was a sexual assault trial. The guy raped three different women. :( He had nine counts against him. We deliberated for two days. I think he will be spending many years in prison.

I can't believe some people who walk this earth... He's a young guy with a 18 month old son. What makes me sick is he raped two of the women right around the time his son was about to be born. Huh? What was he thinking? That little boy will never have his dad around. Not a happy ending. Sad for everyone involved, the victims, the perp, his family, the jurors.... :(

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Shana dear you have no reason to feel yucky! It doesn't always feel good to be the one to make a decision like that but just think about what our world would be like if those decisions weren't made. It is very sad that that young man didn't think of the consequences of his actions on his victims or his child and now unfortunately they are also impacted by that. One thing that is very clear though is that you should not feel badly. I have no doubt that you listened to the case and made a very sound and fair decision. ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))) to you!

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Shana, this will pass, my eldest son was the foreman at the age of 26, on a child porno case, there were hundreds of photos that the jury had to see. He was devastated by this, they did put the guy away but my son needed to talk to someone about what he'd seen. Not the details or names just the content, it helped him, but not me. We have a lot of sick people out there, people who never consider consequences or families.

Talk about what you need to and do something to get your mind off the filth and hurt. You and your fellow jurors did good.

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