Listening In

The Intercept has a story alleging that Securus “recorded conversations between inmates and attorneys, a strong indication that at least some of the recordings are likely confidential and privileged legal communications — calls that never should have been recorded in the first place. The recording of legally protected attorney-client communications — and the storage of those recordings — potentially offends constitutional protections, including the right to effective assistance of counsel and of access to the courts.”  See the article here.

One MOScout reader notes that “Securus has the Missouri contract to handle inmate phone calls. If someone in prison wants to call Grandma collect, they have to go through Securus. Securus tapes the phone calls so that Corrections can make sure they aren’t planning a hit or something. But they are not supposed to record attorney calls. This could result in inmates raising additional issues with regard to their convictions or civil cases against the state…”

 

Originally in November 16 MOScout.