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UK court receives video conferencing infrastructure.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-2 December 2003-UK court receives video conferencing infrastructure(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The UK Government has introduced Prison Video Links to the Leeds Combined Court Centre so that defendants can give evidence from prison.

The service initiates a video conference link from the court to the prison that is currently holding the defendant and allows them to perform preliminary hearings. This will save both time and money as the defendant does not need to be transported to the place of trial.

The video links can also be used to enable an intimidated or vulnerable witness to give a statement without the need to enter the court premises.

The cost of the equipment was GBP50,000.

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Title Annotation:Prison Video Links
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Date:Dec 2, 2003
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