Pa. Sup.Ct. rules that intercepted inmate-visitor conversations are subject to the Wiretap Act if they were not intercepted on a device connected to the regular telephone system

Commonwealth v. Raheim Cardel Fant 66 MAP 2015

Anyone with a trial involving  should read this. The PA Supremes ruled that intercepted inmate-visitor conversations are subject to the Wiretap Act if they were not intercepted on a device connected to the regular telephone system we all use, and affirmed the suppression of such conversations.  I kick myself for not thinking about this, as I always thought the lack of an expectation of privacy in a prison trumped everything.

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