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Court tells hundreds of jurors to call phone sex hotline

By Mason White 4:48 PM February 4, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A court in Mississippi, was forced to apologize to hundreds of jurors after directing them to call a phone sex hotline to check if they are required to report for jury duty.

The Jackson County Circuit Clerk has sent out 350 letters to jurors directing them to call a number in order to check if they are required to show up in court on Monday.

The number however, belonged to a phone sex hotline.

Circuit Clerk Randy Carney said that he only learned about the error when Judge Robert Krebs called him to let him know about the wrong phone number on Sunday night.

When jurors called the number they were given a choice to press 1 or 2 to specify if they were a man or a woman.

Some jurors called the court to complain and some jurors even showed up in person to report the problem on Monday morning.

The clerk has since issued a public apology over the phone sex number incident.

“It has come to my attention that an error was made on the jury summons you recently received from my office. The phone numbers listed at the top of your summons were incorrect.

“My office is making every effort to correct this mistake. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused,” Circuit Clerk Randy Carney wrote.