New Jersey’s Attorney General Makes New Rule for When Jailhouse Informants Can Be Used

October 16, 2020

This new ruling in New Jersey comes as many states are attempting to ensure the testimony process’s credibility that includes jailhouse informants, in some cases banning the practice completely. New rules out from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General have specified that trial prosecutors may only use jailhouse informants to receive permission from the prosecutorial supervisors. Jailhouse informants are inmates who agree to testify against a fellow inmate after hearing them commit the crime they are being detained. […]

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