Sequestered Jury Law and Legal Definition

A sequestered jury is a group of jurors who have been directed by the judge in the case that they will be held in accommodations, away from news, media and other sources of information that might influence their attention in the case until such time as they trial is over and they have reached a verdict. A jury is sequestered so outside influences will not affect the jury's decision-making process, and a verdict can be reached based solely on the evidence and arguments presented during the trial.