Judges implement dress code for the courtrooms

Proper dress and cell phone policies now in effect at courthouse

People wearing pajamas, flip flops, tank shirts and sagging pants has prompted judges at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton to implement a dress code for all persons entering any of the courtrooms.

Presiding Circuit Judge Jeff White said the situation had gradually gotten worse and worse, so the new dress code had to be implemented.

“There’s a formality in court and it comes back to respect of the court,” Judge White said. “Not me as a judge but the institution and what it means.”

Judge White said dress code violations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis where some people are sent ba...

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