Eyes on Inmates’ Emails to Their Lawyers

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Here’s a scene in a Law and Order episode you’ve probably never watched: a prosecutor reading a private email an inmate sent to his attorney. A story in the New York Times today highlights this practice which has defense attorneys crying “objection!” on the grounds that it violates attorney client privilege.

Credits

Guests:
Stephanie Clifford - New York Times - @stephcliff, Nancy Gertner - retired Federal Judge and senior lecturer of law at Harvard law school

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott