Defense lawyers say feds’ refusal to screen inmate-attorney email frustrates right to counsel

Because of budgetary and time constraints, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have discontinued a once-common practice of having firewall lawyers screen inmate email to weed out communications between defendants and their lawyers before prosecutors could view them. That has led to an ongoing dispute between defense lawyers and the U.S. Attorney's…

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Defense lawyers say feds’ refusal to screen inmate-attorney email frustrates right to counsel