M.D.La.: Sometimes there’s SW for a pretrial detainee’s cell

Defendant was detained pretrial for a murder for hire indictment, and he’d been moved around from one contract holding center to another for assaulting other inmates. A search warrant had been obtained for his cell for evidence of obstruction of justice. The search warrant was valid and he didn’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his cell from jail security searches. The affidavit for warrant was more than bare bones, so the good faith exception applied. United States v. Age, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46558 (M.D. La. Mar. 18, 2020).

Defendant had already consented to a search, and her argument here was that she somehow revoked it, but she didn’t. United States v. Howard, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46053 (D. Me. Mar. 17, 2020).*

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