Oct 24 2011
News 10 - WTHI (Indiana) - by Joe Astrouski
A court room in the Federal Court House in Terre Haute will undergo two to three weeks of minor renovation later this year.
During those weeks, workers will re-build the judge’s bench and witness box to allow the witness and judge to see each other, something the current seats in the court room do not allow, according to court officials.
“It’s slightly more than cosmetic,” said Laura Briggs, the Clerk of the U.S. District Court’s Southern Indiana district. “It will improve line-of-sight.”
Briggs said the work should not disrupt any proceedings at the court house because the building’s hearing room will still be open and working.
Briggs could not give an exact price for the project, but she said the wood used to build the furnishings is relatively inexpensive.
The court house opened in mid-2009.