Recorded calls keep inmates locked up

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Recorded calls keep inmates locked up
    By Susan Candiotti and Sally Garner, CNN
    March 26, 2011 8:09 a.m. EDT

    ...Persaud's lawyer objects to recording his client's calls. Generally, Maltz described many detainees as "fragile" and frightened, unable to stop themselves from reaching out to anyone they can by phone. Maltz maintains investigators have enough evidence without using the calls.

    Kessler says his Domestic Violence Bureau won't stop mining jailhouse calls to bolster his cases. "I see the photos of these women with black eyes, and scars on their faces, in hospital beds as they're basically shot, burned, sometimes run over -- and that's what drives us."


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    One more paragraph from the article;

    ...In Queens, it appears to be working. Until last year, the district attorney's office was dismissing about 70% of its cases. Now, in large part because of the recordings, the dismissal rate is down to 15%....

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  3. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    I read about this...I thought they would have been doing this a long time ago. Glad they're finally "catching up". =)
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I would think it would be mandatory practice in any felony case to have somebody listen to all of the calls of a defendant before trial. JMO
     
  5. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Add me to the people on the WTH list. We've had the technology to record phone calls for how long? I just assumed that we were already doing this. Crazy!
     
  6. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    The KC Anthony case led me to believe that's what they did.
     
  7. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Exactly! Me too. I guess I just kind of thought it was SOP everywhere.
     
  8. Nova

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    I assume cost is an issue. Depending on the size of the facility, it may be quite expensive to pay someone to listen to all the phone calls.
     
  9. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    What's scary is there is a group of people who think inmates should be allowed to have cell phones. What part of intimidating witnesses and running criminal empires from inside prison do these people not get?
     

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