You should be able to maintain your family and private relationships and create new ones by communicating with people outside the prison. This means that you have the right to write letters, telegrams or call your family, friends, journalists, acquaintances and even relative strangers. This right may be restricted only where allowed by law. 

Privileged correspondence

Certain correspondence is considered privileged, because it requires very serious reasons for it to be interfered with in any way. This includes your correspondence with your lawyer, state institutions, courts and international human rights bodies. 

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