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Phone calls of defendants held in state prison before their trial may be recorded and sent to prosecutors to use against them in court without a warrant, the Court of Appeals said in a decision Thursday.

Associate Judge Paul Feinman wrote in the court’s opinion that allowing those recordings to be sent to, and used by, prosecutors without a warrant or the consent of pretrial detainees does not violate the U.S. Constitution, as was alleged by the defendant in the case.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at [email protected]

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