While there are some exceptions, attorney-client privilege generally applies to all communications between those two parties. That includes digital communications such as email or instant messaging. But when it comes to people in prison and their legal counsel, that isn't always the case.
Another important element of TRULINCS is privacy, or the lack thereof. All messages that come in or go out through TRULINCS can be monitored. That's true whether they are sent between an incarcerated person and their family or even their attorney.
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