TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 9, 2016

A $10-million upgrade to the computer system at the Shelby County Criminal Justice System is causing big problems at the courthouse and the jail, Local Memphis reports. Issues have included court dockets being wrong and inmates not being located in the jail so they can be brought to scheduled court appearances. One lawyer told reporters that one of his clients has been there seven days. “We can’t locate him. We don’t know what he has been charged with. No bond has been set,” said attorney Claiborne Ferguson. The software company has 20 employees in town to help resolve issues and county technology staff are working on the problem 24/7, court officials say.