The Ethics and Pitfalls of Using Jailhouse Informants

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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?

Credits

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

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal