WTVM-TV reports from LAGRANGE, Ga. The courtrooms in the Troup County Government Center in LaGrange, Georgia, have received a slew of technological upgrades from Troup County’s Court Services Department.
This includes big, secure viewing displays, wide-angle cameras, document cameras and monitors, as well as acoustic panels for noise reduction. Only Spalding County has a courtroom equipped with this type of technology, according to Troup officials.
This improvement is available in the Magistrate Courtroom as well as the Troup County Jail’s Hearing Room, in addition to the major courtrooms in the government complex.
According to Lindsay Mobley, director of court services, it has become imperative to create new ways to conduct court hearings in light of the past two years. To ensure that justice continues to be served, Liberty Technology has supplied us with the tools we need. With the exception of COVID-related issues, Troup County courts are conducting cases quickly and efficiently despite these difficulties. We can only expect to get better at servicing our citizens as a result of this new technology.
According to a news release, these changes will allow Troup County courtrooms to have the following capabilities: secure courtroom proceeding recordings; presentation of paperless evidence; increased sound quality; and virtual attendance by judges, attorneys, inmates, and witnesses.
Authorities claim that grant money from the American Rescue Plan Act made the upgrades possible.