jailhouse snitch scandal

As sheriff's department officials clam up, the sentencing in an Orange County massacre remains mired in misconduct.
Of course, this recognition should come as no surprise -- the jail snitch program has been rocking the county's justice system for almost three years.
This is the second time a trove of information on county jail inmates maintained by sheriff's deputies has been discovered.
Evidence gathered from a jailhouse informant helped to build a case against a man for murder. In a retrial without that evidence, a jury failed to convict him.
Critics demand an outside inquiry into Orange County officials.
Diverting murder cases away from him "disrupted" justice, the ruling said.