NYC’s Etan Patz Case Renews Issue of Jail Calls as Evidence

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ProPublica explores the practice of using information from recorded jail calls against criminal defendants. Last April, the New York Court of Appeals upheld the use of incriminating Rikers Island jail phone conversations in the case of a New York City man convicted of robbery, although the justices clearly were troubled by the practice. “The current arrangement between the Department of Corrections . . .

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