MS: No REP in contraband cell phone in prison

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a contraband cell phone in prison. United States v. Jackson, 866 F.3d 982 (8th Cir. 2017). Walker v. State, 2021 Miss. App. LEXIS 502 (Dec. 7, 2021). Accord: United States v. Basaldua, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 236014 (M.D.La. Dec. 9, 2021) (citing many cases in n.36).

The AG’s civil investigative demand in this case was broad, yet still reasonable in scope and complied with the Fourth Amendment and state privacy limits. If there are further objections, state law requires a “meet and confer” with the parties to attempt to narrow, and that could still happen. In re Confidential Consumer Prot. Investigation, 2021 Wash. App. LEXIS 2894 (Dec. 7, 2021) (unpublished).*

The information for the warrant was not stale because it was apparent that the alleged crime was ongoing, here a drug crime with customers in two states. United States v. Desousa, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 233790 (D.Mass. Dec. 7, 2021).*

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