"Kowalewski focused on the sheriff’s office – which doubles as an all-purpose holding room for prisoners and meeting space. As Albert says, “this is the room.”
In her letter, Kowalewski wrote that conversations with clients have to be held in that room in front of sheriffs, other inmates, other attorneys, and, oftentimes, police officers and prosecutors."
“Protection of confidentiality is null and void when various parties, regardless of who they are, can hear the content of those conversations,” she wrote.
[Judge Clifford] Kinghorn says he sees it all the time.
“I’m not a public defender, but I watch the struggle they go through every day. I watch how frustrating it must get for them.”
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