The author proposes that a legal testimonial privilege regarding confidential communications between the staff and residents of community-based correctional programs is necessary to insure the integrity of the therapeutic process and, ultimately, the success of the program itself. This note will examine the role of community-based correctional programs and the law in regard to testimonial privileges and will demonstrate that the extension of the privilege in this setting is legally appropriate.
Note, Confidential Communications in the Correctional Halfway House Setting, 27 Clev. St. L. Rev. 565 (1978)