Recorded Phone Calls of Pretrial Detainees May Be Used by Prosecutors, NY High Court Rules | New York Law Journal

By Dan M. Clark

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Phone calls of defendants held in state prison before their trial may be recorded and sent to prosecutors to use against them in court without a warrant, the Court of Appeals said in a decision Thursday.
 
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Conversations between defendants and their attorneys are not allowed to be recorded, for example. But phone calls between defendants and others are usually free game to be monitored, recorded and used by prosecutors if they help their case.
 
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