KYW Exclusive: Potential Philly jurors threatened with jail for ignoring summons they never received

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia court officials are apologizing for a blunder that resulted in hundreds of prospective jurors receiving a threatening postcard about ignoring a jury summons — even though they never received a summons in the first place — as first reported by KYW Newsradio.
The Philadelphia court system employs an outside vendor to mail about 46,000 jury summonses a month. About one-third of them either receive no response or are returned by the post office, which prompts a second round of mailings. But since that lump is much smaller, the court system sends out those mailings itself.

The spokesman is not sure how many people received the second notice without receiving the first one, but he said there were dozens of complaints. 

In the future, the spokesman said the vendor will send out all the summonses, with or without a unit number.