A federal lawsuit filed in Austin over recorded phone calls between inmates and their lawyers brings to light what attorneys say are flaws plaguing telecommunication services at jails and prisons in Texas and across the country. Source: Are there privacy flaws in inmate call systems? Defense lawyers say they hope the class-action lawsuit will bring … More There are serious unconstitutional privacy flaws in inmate call systems
Source: ‘Why California transparency law isn’t so transparent’ Today, a legal glitch threatens to undermine the law’s value and broader efforts to prevent the exploitation of human beings. The problem is that the state cannot disclose which companies are covered by the law. In other words, the government is prohibited from being transparent about a … More California’s Transparency In Supply Chains Act: Let The Sunshine In
An open records lawsuit targeting the Shawnee County Department of Corrections seeks information about recordings of inmate-attorney phone calls, part of a lawyer’s effort to gather documents about surveillance nationwide. Source: Lawsuit seeks records of Shawnee County jail phone recordings Questions have been raised in other jurisdictions about Securus recordings, and attorney Robert Teel’s quest … More Shawnee County jail phone recordings sought in Kansas Open Records Act lawsuit
Source: Prominent class action firm sues ‘professional objectors’ for racketeering So-called professional objectors – lawyers who make a living by objecting to class action settlements in order to extract payoffs from class counsel eager to see their deals go through – are enough of a scourge in the class action process that the advisory committee on … More Edelson PC sues serial objectors for racketeering in federal court
Securus — a Texas company that provides services to jails and prisons across the country — told The Topeka Capital-Journal that the Leavenworth facility was responsible for designating the attorney’s number as a private, non-recorded number. The company acknowledged allegations have been made in other places in the past regarding recording but said it rechecks … More Leavenworth CCA phone provider claims system is checked and has always worked fine
Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries. Source: Behind the curtain: Calls for accountability in cocoa chain grow louder Nestle Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) identifies child labour in its cocoa supply chain, helping understand root causes and … More Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries.