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Reading the Prisoner’s Letter: Attorney-Client Confidentiality in Inmate Correspondence

@article{Sisk2019ReadingTP,
  title={Reading the Prisoner’s Letter: Attorney-Client Confidentiality in Inmate Correspondence},
  author={Gregory C. Sisk and Michelle King and Joy Nissen Beitzel and Bridget Duffus and Katherine Koehler},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Law \& Criminology},
  year={2019},
  volume={109},
  pages={559}
}
No one in our society has a more compelling need to communicate in complete confidence with a lawyer than a prisoner, when challenging a conviction as wrongful or prison conditions as unlawful. No one has a greater need to be able to engage in the uninhibited discussion of highly personal matters, tragic events, and official misconduct. A prisoner’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech, access to the courts, due process, and assistance of counsel are placed in unique jeopardy when a… Expand