D.Minn.: No REP in inmate calls of civilly committed sexual psychopath

Defendant was civilly committed as a sexual psychopathic person. It has been held that such inmates have the same rights as a pretrial detainee. Beaulieu v. Ludeman, 690 F.3d 1017, 1028 (8th Cir. 2012). Here, defendant signed a notice of monitoring of his telephone calls. At some point, an officer started going though archived calls just to see what was going on, and he stumbled upon calls from defendant that he catalogued involving email accounts and financial transactions, and he discovered there had been others in the past. Continued monitoring of defendant’s telephone calls after suspected criminal activity was uncovered didn’t require a warrant. United States v. Senty-Haugen, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211312 (D. Minn. Nov. 21, 2017), adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 209801 (D. Minn. Dec. 21, 2017).

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