D.Mass.: Pretrial inmate mail was subject to search even though inmate handbook didn’t discuss it

While the pretrial inmate handbook didn’t say that outgoing mail was subject to inspection, the Supreme Court held in Stroud in 1919 that such searches were reasonable. And this one was too. United States v. Polanco, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44310 (D.Mass. Mar. 14, 2022).

Defendant’s CSLI argument was valid but Carpenter had not been decided when the trial court ruled. [Carpenter was nearly four years ago.] Reversed on the CSLI issue. [So how long did this case take to get to decision on appeal?] People v. Ozkaynak, 2022 NY Slip Op 01700, 2022 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1512 (4th Dept. Mar. 11, 2022).*

Plaintiff’s excessive force in handcuffing claim fails because he can’t cite a case that shows the law was clearly established at the time. Templeton v. Jarmillo, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 6488 (5th Cir. Mar. 11, 2022).*

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