The Vision. The magistrate system becomes a County Court System using lawyers as judges. These courts use judges elected by the bar, smaller juries, limited discovery, and efficiently dealt with civil cases below $12,000, misdemeanors and minor felonies, thus unclogging the other courts."
Working with the Department of Social Services and the Greenville County School District, Greenville developed a system for early intervention courts that provided effective counseling for first time offenders. Specialized courts for drug abusers and mental health provided better rehabilitation and reduced the need for more prisons.
Law enforcement was one of the great beneficiaries of technology, as criminal records could be easily share between jurisdictions. Video conferencing was widely used by the court, reducing the need to transport people between facilities. A national database of DNA was available to law enforcement, but not for other purposes.