Jailhouse Informants

This library collection contains data concerning informant evidence in the trials of persons exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing. This research collection was compiled in conjunction with a book chapter reporting the results of a study of these materials. See Brandon L. Garrett, "Convicting the Innocent, Ch. 5 (forthcoming Harvard U. Press 2011). An appendix accompanies that chapter, and describes, with quotations from trial transcripts, the role played by informants in these trials. This Web page was created by Professor Brandon Garrett (bgarrett@virginia.edu).

Convicting the Innocent | Contaminated Confessions (Chapter 2) | Eyewitness Misidentifications (Chapter 3)
Flawed Forensics (Chapter 4) | Innocence on Trial (Chapter 6) | Judging Innocence (Chapter 7) | Exoneration (Chapter 8)