Davis Vanguard: NYC Public Defenders Urge End to Jail Phone Recording after 1,500+ Calls Wrongly Bugged

“NEW YORK, NY – Recent information reveals more than 1,500 phone calls made from those incarcerated here were wrongly recorded, leading New York City public defenders to urge an end to all recordings of phone calls made by those in city jails, and for the city to not renew its contract with Securus, a prison communications firm.

The defenders group includes the Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Bronx Defenders, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, New York County Defender Services, and Queens Defenders.

The 1,500 wrongful phone recordings by incarcerated New Yorkers have put many potential court cases in danger of being compromised.”

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