Take Action to Safeguard Against Unreliable Jailhouse Informants

Stop the use of unreliable jailhouse informants

Sign the pledge today if you want to see your state adopt laws that prevent wrongful convictions stemming from the unjust use of jailhouse informant testimony.

Add your name to a growing list of advocates, and show your commitment by performing one of the following actions:

  • Share the special feature to kick off this campaign with #jailhouseinformants
  • Share this pledge on social media by tweeting your support with #jailhouseinformants
  • Share the jailhouse informant quiz on social media.
  • Find out who your DA is and learn how they use informants.
  • Post your support on social media of the IP’s work to pass meaningful reforms this year in Connecticut, Maryland and Nebraska (not in those states? Make a gift today to help us send advocates to fight for reform).
  • Get 5 of your friends to sign the pledge and/or share on Twitter with #jailhouseinformants
  • Share one of the following facts on social media:

*FACT: Nationally, jailhouse informants have played a role in 156 proven wrongful convictions, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, which tracks both DNA and non-DNA exoneration cases. 


*FACT:  It is legal for the government to offer money, leniency in pending cases, reduced sentences, and special privileges in jail in exchange for informant testimony.


*FACT: Jailhouse informants can be used repeatedly in different cases.


*To read more:

https://www.innocenceproject.org/causes/incentivized-informants/ 

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/Features.Snitch.Watch.aspx

James Kluppelberg testifies before Illinois state senators in May 2017/ NPR Illinois /Brian Mackey)

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