Miranda ‘loophole’: CA police use gang enforcers to win cellmate confessions

Prosecutors in six California counties have used paid informants to question prisoners for years, and have fought off efforts by civil rights groups to limit the practice. The informants, enforcers for a feared gang, have various tricks to win statements, even in some instances making their cellmates fear for their lives if they do not talk. Now, the ACLU has turned to the courts to halt the practice.