Letters are generally protected by an expectation of privacy, but the sender's expectation ordinarily terminates upon delivery. At 1228: "Because Defendant sent the letters to an inmate at a correctional facility, fully aware that prison officials could lawfully and, would likely, [commas sic] inspect the letters, he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in them." (The letters contained photographs of the defendant with large amounts of currency.) See: United States v. Gordon, 168 F.3d 1222 (10th Cir. 1999).
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United States v. Gordon
|Cite||168 F.3d 1222 (10th Cir. 1999)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|