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Starke Circuit Court Goes on the Road

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 23rd, 2011

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall will be on the bench today, but it will not be on the third floor of the Starke County Courthouse. Judge Hall is taking his court on the road.

“We’re going to have court at Oregon-Davis High School,” said Judge Hall. “The reason for this is that for many years, Oregon-Davis would bring a bus load of Seniors to the Starke Circuit Court and watch the court proceedings and they always enjoyed that and it was always educational for them. For the last couple of years, for various reasons, they haven’t been able to get to the Courthouse. I’ve been talking with some teachers and we’ve decided that we’re going to bring court to the Oregon-Davis High School. I checked with the Supreme Court and the staff there was not aware of any other court in Indiana doing this, but they thought it was a good idea. This morning, we’re going to have the prosecutors, defense attorneys and the Sheriff there with some of the inmates and we’re going to have regular court.”

We asked the judge what type of cases the students would be hearing.

“We’re going to have all criminal cases, I think we have seven of them on the docket. It will be a regular Wednesday morning with cases involving drugs, methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine. One individual was recently convicted at a jury trial of manufacturing methamphetamine. It will be variety of different criminal cases.”

Judge Hall was asked what he hopes the students will take away from attending court today.

“They get to see real life consequences that happen to people that unfortunately get arrested for committing crimes. It’s one thing watching a movie or reading a newspaper, but it’s another to sit right there a few feet away from the person whose actually experiencing these consequences.”

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  1. 1. anonymous
    November 23rd, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Wow, I went to Oregon-Davis from elementary all the way up to senior year and they NEVER did anything like this! The closest we came to something like that was just taking a tour of the jail when i was still in Jr. High.

  2. 2. Citizen of Starke Co
    November 23rd, 2011 at 9:53 am

    This is a fabulous idea. Great job Judge Hall! America was built on innovative ideas.

  3. 3. STARKE COUNTY RES.
    November 23rd, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Great Idea Mr. Kim Hall!! I’m so proud to have you for our county Judge! Keep up the good work. You keep Starke County Alive!! Thanks for all that you do!!

  4. 4. bd
    November 23rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    did the kids all wear orange in support? Coming next spring on Fox tv, “The Hall of Justice” new reality show.

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