Tag: prisoner phone calls

Using Prisoner Phone Calls to Convict? NY’s Highest Court Puts Critical...

Two years ago, a New York City man named Marcellus Johnson was convicted of robbery—in part as a result of incriminating telephone conversations that had been recorded while he was awaiting trial in a Rikers Island jail cell. Last April, New York's highest court affirmed the conviction, upholding the use of the recorded conversations. However, the justices of the New York Court of Appeals left open a future challenge to the use of such recordings.