The Ethics and Pitfalls of Using Jailhouse Informants

The use of jailhouse informants is legal. So is offering informants plea deals in return for testimony. It’s even legal to pay informants for their testimony. It happens all over the country. But is it ethical?



  • Alexandra Natapoff - Professor at Loyola Law School and author of the book “Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice.”