Being a juror has never been easy. Several hundred years ago, English jurors were confined "without meat, drink, fire, or candles" until they had finished their deliberations.' If they failed to reach a verdict before the judges left town (English judges would travel from the royal courts at Westminster to various cities to try cases), the jurors were supposed to be placed in a wagon and "carted" to the judges' next destination.

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