If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish.
The Miranda rights are very clear and they are for the purpose of protecting a client or defendant from making self-incriminating statements to law enforcement because he or she is not aware of the law or how it works (Marcus, 1990).
High courts have ruled that inmates have the right to have counsel present during questioning just like non-incarcerated people have the right to do.
In a Maryland case in which an inmate was accused of murdering another inmate on a prison bus his attorney instructed authorities not to question him with the attorney present (Klein, 2005).
That request was upheld by court even though conversations that took place on the bus before the attorney was apprised of the new situation could have been very damaging to the suspect.
In a Colorado...
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