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Controversy Continues over Leavenworth Prison Recordings

The controversy continues over recordings of attorney-client phone calls made at the pretrial detention facility in Leavenworth.  Dan Margolies, with the Kansas News Service, reports.


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The Kansas Federal Public Defender says federal prosecutors failed to turn over all attorney-client phone calls that were recorded at the facility in Leavenworth to a special master. The special master was appointed by a federal judge to look into the matter.  The controversy erupted last summer, when it emerged that the private operator of the prison, Corrections Corporation of America, had been recording attorney-client phone calls and meetings and, in some cases, turning the recordings over to the government.  The government says it only got the recordings inadvertently. But criminal defense lawyers claim the government intentionally listened in on privileged calls between clients and their attorneys and that it should be sanctioned.  For the Kansas News Service, I’m Dan Margolies.

 

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