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Advocates, exonerees ask for safeguards on use of jailhouse witnesses (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates battling wrongful convictions asked legislators Tuesday to increase transparency around the use of so-called jailhouse witnesses by requiring the disclosure of information to the defendant and a statewide database that tracks when witnesses testify as part of a deal with the state. House Bill 637 and Senate Bill 534 would require prosecutors to ...

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