UPDATE – 10:08 AM– First Appearances is live, with Defendants heard, but not seen by the public, although it seems the judge and attorneys can see video …
Jails are rumored to be on lockdown. We just received a report from Conte that inmates are confined to their cells 23 hours a day. More information on jail situation should be coming soon.
First Appearance video is down, due to “technical issues,” but apparently First Appearances will now be done by ZOOM from the day rooms close to the individual cells where inmates are housed to further restrict movement throughout the jail system.
There is an ongoing push at the highest levels to release already sentenced non-violent offenders under emergency powers, and direction at the SAO for ASA’s to make “generous” offers on open cases.
And this just out: