Proposed legislation seeks to protect defendant rights to attorney-client privilege in jails.
Eavesdropping in Maine Jails
Maine group recommends phone numbers be collected to prevent more recordings of attorneys
Questions about penalties for investigators who receive confidential recordings unanswered as of Tuesday.
Study group recommends stricter policies about access to prisoner phone calls
More recommendations may be considered on Nov. 1.
Study group weighs statewide solution to prevent recording of prisoners’ phone calls with lawyers
Recommendations would go to the Legislature. It comes after months of reporting by The Maine Monitor.
Maine prosecutors drop indictment amid allegations investigator ‘monitored’ attorney calls
Kennebec County memo shows investigator monitored calls a man made to his lawyer in April 2022.
Maine sheriffs adopt changes to prevent individual jails from recording confidential calls, but no statewide solution emerges
10 facilities recorded jailed defendants’ calls to attorneys, an investigation finds.
Study group to scrutinize jail, prison policies amid reports calls to lawyers were recorded
Strip searches and face-to-face meetings among the policies also being reviewed by new legislative committee.
Jury convicts Aroostook County man of 2019 double homicide in Castle Hill
Bobby Nightingale faces a possible sentence of up to life in prison.
Jail calls between murder suspect and his lawyer properly disclosed by prosecutors, judge rules
Bobby Nightingale’s trial is scheduled to begin on August 15 in Caribou.
Defense lawyers want murder indictments dismissed because Maine State Police heard confidential calls
The lawyers for Bobby Nightingale and Jaquile Coleman seek to have the charges thrown out because of alleged attorney-client privilege violations.
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