Teleconferencing technology — so common in corporate America — is now an option for certain incarcerated defendants in Connecticut. The judges of the Connecticut Superior Court recently adopted revisions to the state’s Practice Book rules, effective March 12, 2007, to allow incarcerated defendants to consent to participate in some court proceedings via cameras linked between the courthouse and prison.

The option in civil and family cases is limited to pretrial proceedings, hearings on post-trial motions and “matters within the jurisdiction of the family support magistrate division,” according to newly created Rule 23-68 of the Practice Book rules of civil procedure.

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