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Category: Jailhouse Informants

Use of Jailhouse Informants

Illinois v. Perkins The United States Supreme Court has handed down a new ruling which further damages the dictates of the Miranda holding. Basically, what it allows police to do is – when they have somebody in custody who they believe might have committed a crime and that person won’t talk to them – they can send either a police officer in there posing as an inmate or they could send an inmate in there directly attempting to get the person to confess to whatever charge they hope to get them to confess to. In Illinois v. Perkins, Perkins was… Read More