Drinking While Jurying

The Marshall Project:

The door was finally opened, to reveal laughing jurors and whiskey. Several jurors said they wanted a couple more drinks — “that they were adults and could handle it.” This was followed by continued drinking, continued knocks at the door, and an eventual diminishment in joviality, with one juror telling the officer they just wanted to relax, “cause they’ve been stuck in that fuckin’ stinking jury room for fuckin’ hours without much relief or knowing what the fuck is going on.” A second juror told him: “I don’t give a fuck what the judge says.”