NYC Defenders Demand that City Stop Recording Phone Calls Made by Incarcerated New Yorkers
The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, New York County Defender Services, Queens Defenders and Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem called on the city to cease recording all phone calls made by New Yorkers incarcerated in local jails. This call comes in response to an audit of recordings made by the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) and its jail phone service contractor, Securus Technologies Inc., which revealed that nearly 2,300 privileged calls between New Yorkers and their defense team were recorded. The audit follows public defenders’ discovery that prosecutors received recordings of attorney- client conversations earlier last year.
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