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Purses, cellphones no longer allowed in Williamson County Courthouse

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MARION (WSIL) — Security changes are coming to the Williamson County Courthouse. 

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick and Presiding Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer announced the changes Friday. 

As of November 1, 2019:

• Cellphones and electronic devices will not be allowed in the Williamson County Courthouse. (Electronic devices will be defined as any device capable of sending or receiving information through a cellular or wifi system.)

• Recording devices will not be allowed in the Williamson County Courthouse.

• Purses and backpacks will not be allowed in the Williamson County Courthouse.

Courthouse employees, attorneys, and members of the media conducting business will be exempt from the changes.