Big Perks to Jail Informants Yield Wrongful Convictions

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If you're in jail, informing on fellow inmates can pay. Legislators in at least four states are trying to make sure that rewarding jailhouse informants — with cash, perks or deals for freedom — isn't leading to wrongful convictions, reports NPR. Bruce Lisker was 17 when he discovered his mother murdered in her suburban Los Angeles home. It . . .

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