ABSTRACT

Monitoring Inmate-Attorney Communications: Sixth Amendment Implications [November 27, 2001]   [open pdf - 58KB]

"Citing the need to ensure that individuals in federal custody are not able to facilitate acts of terrorism through conversations with an attorney, the Department of Justice's Bureau of Prisons instituted an interim rule on October 30, 2001, authorizing the monitoring of attorney-client communications when the Attorney General determines that reasonable suspicion exists to believe that such communications might facilitate acts of violence or terrorism. This report provides an overview of the provisions of the interim rule, as well as a brief synopsis of Sixth Amendment implications regarding intentional intrusion into the attorney-client relationship."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21077
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2001-11-27
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