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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 10, 2013

Shelby County has more sequestered juries than other counties because there is so much business, Memphis District Attorney Amy Weirich tells WREG. In addition to protecting jurors from outside information, the county also provides physical protection, catered lunches, hotel accommodations, and entertainment during cases that get a lot of media attention. The sheriff’s offices budgets $300,000 a year for jury sequestration.