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What is a sequestered jury?


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Answered 2012-06-20 18:57:24

A sequestered jury is a group of usually twelve jurors who have been directed by the judge in the case that they will be held in accommodations, away from news, media and other sources of information that might sway their attention in the case until such time as the trial is over and they have reached a verdict or determined they are a hung jury.

Also it is to prevent a jury from being "bought off"or put in a position where bribery may influence the outcome of a trial.

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