Dems Say Securus Decision Reads Public Interest Out of Review

Securus to Pay a Civil Penalty of $1.7 Million “The Communications Act instructs the Commission to consider the public interest when it reviews a transaction,” they wrote. “A deeply-rooted preference to protect and promote competition in relevant markets, accelerate deployment of advanced services, ensure a diversity of license holdings, and manage spectrum in the public … More Dems Say Securus Decision Reads Public Interest Out of Review

‘WIN AT ALL COSTS’ U.S. Attorney’s Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison

A U.S. Attorney’s Office is found to have stashed hundreds of calls between inmates and lawyers. A veteran prosecutor says his old colleagues have gone rogue. At least 700 attorneys are believed to have been recorded without their knowledge, the investigator’s report submitted to a federal court said. Last week Special Master David Cohen asked … More ‘WIN AT ALL COSTS’ U.S. Attorney’s Office Under Investigation After 700 Lawyers Were Spied On in Prison

Detroit Pistons owner reportedly offering $1.6B for Securus to profit off prison phone call industry

Source: Detroit Pistons owner risks tarnishing rep to profit off prison phone call industry According to Crain’s Business, Platinum specializes in buying cheap companies, fixing them, and selling them for a profit. But Gores seems to have deviated from that formula in his plan to purchase Securus, offering to pay a reported $1.6 billion for … More Detroit Pistons owner reportedly offering $1.6B for Securus to profit off prison phone call industry

Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

Source: Ruling: Government Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’ WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge expanded an investigation Wednesday into prison recordings of attorney-client conversations to focus on the government’s conduct in the wake of the destruction of “critical evidence” on a computer — despite an earlier court order to preserve all hard drives at the U.S. … More Prosecutors Found to Have Destroyed ‘Critical Evidence’

Provider of jail phone services Securus Technologies ordered to preserve records of calls

Source: Judge in Aaron Hernandez lawsuit orders company to preserve records of jail calls – The Boston Globe A federal judge in Boston ordered Securus Technologies, Inc., the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Aaron Hernandez, to preserve records related to phone calls the former New England Patriot made.

There are serious unconstitutional privacy flaws in inmate call systems

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

Shawnee County jail phone recordings sought in Kansas Open Records Act lawsuit

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

Leavenworth CCA phone provider claims system is checked and has always worked fine

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

Prison Callers’ Recording Suit Against Securus Technologies Moves Forward

A proposed class of callers accusing prison telephone service provider Securus Technologies of recording their calls without permission on Monday escaped a dismissal bid with their claims mostly intact, as a California federal judge refuted the company’s arguments that the plaintiffs lacked evidence. Source: Securus Can’t Escape Prison Callers’ Recording Suit – Law360

When Securus decided not to warn lawyers that their phone calls could be recorded, it chose greed over justice, and now convictions are in jeopardy.

Attorneys representing former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s murder appeal are concerned about revelations that his jailhouse phone calls were improperly monitored by an unknown person — calling the security breach possible grounds for filing a motion for a new trial. Source: Phonetap could mean new trial for Hernandez Securus told the Suffolk sheriff that “they … More When Securus decided not to warn lawyers that their phone calls could be recorded, it chose greed over justice, and now convictions are in jeopardy.