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Prison rules—unwarranted and self-authorised surveillance of prisoners’ legal consultations

Prison rules—unwarranted and self-authorised surveillance of prisoners’ legal consultations
Published on: 29 January 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Prison rules—unwarranted and self-authorised surveillance of prisoners’ legal consultations
  • What has brought the issue of prisoner communication to the fore?
  • What is the current framework and are there any issues with it?
  • What is the danger in not having robust safeguards around prisoners’ communications?
  • How might the Investigatory Powers Bill affect the position?
  • What is the future for prisoners’ communication and LPP?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: What is the current direction of travel in relation to the safeguards around prisoners’ communications? Lloyd Firth, associate in the white collar crime practice of WilmerHale LLP, looks at the recent developments and the possible effect of the Investigatory Powers Bill on the confidential communications of prisoners. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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