Far surpassing letter writing and even phone calls, email has become the primary method by which attorneys communicate with their clients.  But in light of recent court decisions, email may soon go out of use in a place where clients need to communicate quickly and efficiently with their lawyers:  prison.  As is currently playing out in the Eastern District of New York, some criminal authorities are taking the position that there is no privilege governing emails between inmates and their attorneys sent over the Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) TRULINCS email system, and that those authorities can therefore capture, read, and use those emails in litigation.
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