Prosecutors Covered Up Misuse of Jail Informants

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PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT  and the misuse of jailhouse informants are persistent problems in the criminal justice system. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, since 1989 there have been 923 exonerations tied to official misconduct by prosecutors, police, or other government officials,­ 89 of them in cases involving the use of jailhouse snitches. Over the last two years, a scandal involving both has engulfed Orange County, California, exposing systemic violation of defendants’ constitutional rights and calling into question the legality of the prosecution of a number of violent felony cases.

read more here: https://theintercept.com/2016/05/14/orange-county-scandal-jailhouse-informants/

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