Corrections official says inmate calls recorded

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Associated Press

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 11:32 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Department of Corrections official says some private phone calls between inmates and their attorneys have been inadvertently recorded.

KTUU (http://is.gd/fAFYgF) says an investigation involving the state Department of Law is under way.

DOC deputy director Sherrie Daigle says the problem is technical and is tied to Texas-based Securus Technologies. The Dallas company provides phone service to Alaska's 13 correctional facilities.

Daigle says it's unclear if the problem is an Internet technology issue, a company issue or a training issue.

Officials say an unknown number of calls were recorded against department policy starting last fall. The number could be as few as 40, but possibly more.

According to officials, the problem is continuing.

Daigle says substantial progress could be made in the investigation by the end of the week.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

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