Cameras in the Courtroom Program Unsuccessful

A pilot program that allows cameras inside Indiana courtrooms stalls only eight months after it was launched.

Since July 2006, only five court cases have been recorded.

Supporters worry there will not be enough cases to evaluate by the time the program ends.

About 350 media requests have been rejected since the project began.

Most of them were rejected because defense attorneys' clients did not want to be filmed.

The program requires written consent from all parties involved in a case.

Only eight Indiana courts are taking part in the program, including St. Joseph Circuit Court in South Bend.

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