After Murders, Threats, Judges Seek to Protect Informants

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Between 2012 and 2015, federal judges reported at least 571 instances of “harms or threats” to government informants, says a survey by the Federal Judicial Center, the research and education arm of the federal judiciary. During that time, at least 31 informants were murdered, in and out of prison, by people who obtained information about their plea deals from unsealed court documents or transcripts of court proceedings, the Marshall Project Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!