*UPDATE* 12:45 PM – BSO states a limited number of video conference calls will be made available to attorneys for non-recorded, secure jail visits, lasting for the duration of the state of emergency. The logistics should be ironed out by Wednesday at the latest, as specific procedures need to be worked out with Securus, the vendor providing the service to BSO. Don’t be alarmed by the word “limited,” as availability should be plentiful. The other good news is attorneys will be able to videoconference with incarcerated clients from cell phones or any other device of their choosing, so it may not be necessary to cancel tee times and trudge to Pompano in the coming days. We’ll post procedures as they become available.
We’ve reached out to the powers that be over at BSO to see about video attorney/client visits. They’re looking to see if the current video equipment used for non-attorney visitation has the capability to be deployed without recording some or all of the visit. We’ll update as soon as the information is available, and proper procedures if it’s a go.
We’re also told Jack Tuter has suspended weekend warrior sentences during the local state of emergency. We’ll link as soon as that Administrative Order posts to the 17th Circuit website.