Michael Blutrich has kept more secrets in his life than anyone should. Now, out of prison and with a new memoir, he's spilling.
A strange case about how much protection people who get released from jail are owed by the government. The answer: Not very much.
In a span of three years, at least 31 informants were murdered in and out of prison by people who obtained details about their plea deals from unsealed court documents or transcripts.
My father, a Romanian theater director, was considered a threat to the Communist regime of his time.
The bodies of suspected informants are often displayed publicly, and some people have reportedly been killed by being dropped into a vat of acid.
Serial liars and crazy people are often called upon by cops to serve as snitches and informants.
A convoluted case shows the lengths the authorities will go to bring terrorism charges, even when the targets have little chance of carrying out their threats.
Jailhouse informants aren't just dangerous because they put good people away—they're dangerous because they can help the worst criminals catch a break.
Investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson says they've been goading people to attack the US for years.