Are Miranda Warnings Required with a Jailhouse Informant?

While it may seem like an unbelievably stupid argument, a defendant recently argued that his Fifth Amendment rights were violated by the government when it employed a jailhouse informant to elicit a confession from defendant. Nonetheless, the court of appeal approached the argument with respect and without sarcasm in its opinion, rejecting such an argument. Indeed, as framed, the argument made more sense than one might expect. To read a summary of the appellate court ruling, click on the following link.


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