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Article • March 28, 2017
Not So Securus by Jordan Smith and Micah Lee Massive Hack of 70 Million Prisoner Phone Calls Indicates Violations of Attorney-Client Privilege by Jordan Smith and Micah Lee, The Intercept An enormous cache of phone records obtained by The Intercept reveals a major breach of security at Securus Technologies, a leading provider ...
Publication • December 2, 2016
Filed under: Attorneys, Attorney Client
Safety Concerns of a Prisoner Rights Lawyer, Kahn, 2011 LOS ANGELES www.dailyjournal.com FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 GOVERNMENT Safety Concerns of a Prisoner Rights Lawyer By Jane Kahn A s part of the small talk that happens during holiday gatherings and at other events during the year, people ask me what ...
Judge Orders End to Recording of Attorney-Client Meetings at CCA’s Leavenworth Detention Center by Derek Gilna The Kansas Federal Public Defenders’ Office has challenged a scheme whereby officials at a detention center in Leavenworth, Kansas operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) secretly video-recorded confidential attorney-client meetings. As a result, ...
Bureau of Prisons Pays $300,000 for Claim Relating to Beating of Prisoner by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons agreed to settle claims relating to the severe beating of one inmate by another in February 1993. The plaintiff, Mark D. Lang, was beaten unconscious on the first day of an ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Securus Settles Lawsuit Alleging Improper Recording of Privileged Prisoner Calls by by Jordan Smith, The Intercept Attorneys and advocates for people incarcerated in local jails in Austin, Texas have settled a federal lawsuit against telecommunications company Securus Technologies, with an agreement ostensibly designed to ensure that privileged legal communications between defense ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
California v. Niroula, CA, Def Mot for Order protecting attorney-client calls, sheriff illegal telephone monitoring, 2011 Kaushal Niroula Defendant In Pro Per Booking # 200910575 Indio Jail P.O. Box 1748 INDIO, CA 92201 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE (INDIO BRANCH) ______________________________________________ THE PEOPLE OF THE ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Filed under: Attorney Client
WDOC Adopts Policy Protecting Attorney-Client Communications by The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) has adopted a policy prohibiting WDOC employees from questioning prisoners about communications with their counsel. Wyoming prisoners Stephan Pevor and Ryan Forney sued the WDOC over its practice of questioning prisoners about attorney-client communications during investigations of ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Breach of Privilege: Spying on Lawyers in the United States, NLG , 2014 - A National Lawyers Guild Report - Breach of Privilege: Spying on Lawyers in the United States By Traci Yoder April 2014 About the Author Traci Yoder is Senior Researcher and Student Organizer at the National Lawyers ...
Article • August 2, 2016 • from PLN August, 2016
Not So Securus by by Jordan Smith and Micah Lee, The Intercept An enormous cache of phone records obtained by The Intercept reveals a major breach of security at Securus Technologies, a leading provider of phone services inside the nation’s prisons and jails. The materials – leaked via SecureDrop by an anonymous hacker who believes ...
Securus Faces Lawsuit Over Recorded Attorney Calls by Alex Friedmann On May 27, 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Securus Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, accusing the company of recording privileged phone calls between prisoners and their attorneys as described in ...
Brief • July 14, 2016
ACLU AL v. Ingle, AL, Complaint, Due Process Prisoner Attorney Visitation, 2011 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JASPER DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA and ALLISON NEAL, Plaintiffs v. RODNEY INGLE, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Fayette County, Alabama, ...
Brief • July 12, 2016
Filed under: Attorney Client
Gyasi v. City of New York et al, NY, Def Res to Plf 2nd Set of Interrogations, attorney-client privileged info, 2006.pdf Deo 07 2086 2:+BPH HP LRSERJET 3330 UNITED STATES DlSTRICT COURT SOWWERBl DlSTRICT OF NEW YORK . . a - ------PliintifZ X. DEFENDANTS' suwLEMEmAL RESPONSES TO l % m ...
Courts Divided on Confidentiality of Attorney-Prisoner Email by Derek Gilna The fact that prosecutors and corrections officials read emails between prisoners and their lawyers comes as no surprise to most defense attorneys, many of whom find it ironic that the very public officials paid to enforce the laws do not ...
Article • July 6, 2016 • from PLN July, 2016
California Jail Ordered to Restore Attorney-Client Contact Visits by Derek Gilna The Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada County, California changed its rules in 2013 to prohibit defense attorneys from having contact visits with their clients, allegedly due to security and cost concerns. Several prisoners filed suit, and a superior ...
Article • January 13, 2016
Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Former Louisiana Deputy’s Whistleblower Suit by When attorney and former Chief Deputy Tregg Wilson of the Sheriff's Office of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana discovered that interrogation rooms in the office's Criminal Investigation Division were under 24-hour, motion-sensor-activated video and audio surveillance and recording, ...
Article • October 26, 2015 • from PLN November, 2015
Prisoner’s Right to Counsel Violated by Eavesdropping on Attorney Phone Calls by Christopher Zoukis Prisoner’s Right to Counsel Violated by Eavesdropping on Attorney Phone Calls by Christopher Zoukis Charges against a Washington man awaiting trial on felony drug and stolen property charges were dropped by a Yakima County Superior Court ...
Article • October 15, 2015
No Risk of Self-Representation Colloquy Invalidates Oregon Conviction by No Risk of Self-Representation Colloquy Invalidates Oregon Conviction On July 23, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed an Oregon woman’s convictions, finding that she did not understand the risks of self-representation. Christina Todd was charged with twelve prostitution-related offenses. By ...
Article • June 3, 2015 • from PLN June, 2015
Filed under: Attorney Client, Legal Mail
Oregon: No Presumed Prejudice for Violation of Attorney-Client Communication by Mark Wilson Oregon: No Presumed Prejudice for Violation of Attorney-Client Communication by Mark Wilson On August 20, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s refusal to dismiss criminal charges against a defendant because a detective had read ...
Article • April 9, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
Filed under: Attorney Client, Legal Mail
Reading Death Row Prisoner’s Legal Mail States Sixth Amendment Claim by David Reutter Reading Death Row Prisoner’s Legal Mail States Sixth Amendment Claim by David Reutter The Ninth Circuit has held that a prison guard’s act of reading a prisoner’s legal mail – not merely inspecting or scanning it – ...
Article • September 20, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
Some GPS Monitoring Devices Capable of Audio Recording by Christopher Zoukis Some GPS Monitoring Devices Capable of Audio Recording by Christopher Zoukis Civil libertarians and prisoner advocacy groups have expressed shock and outrage at the discovery that some Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking devices, used to monitor the movement and ...
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