Discuss: Don’t threaten witnesses with jail time if they don’t talk to prosecutors before trial

Don’t threaten witnesses with jail time if they don’t talk to prosecutors before trial

The Criminal Courts building at 2600 S. California. Sun-Times Media Can we agree judges and prosecutors should not throw witnesses into jail for failing to appear at pre-trial “prep sessions?” As Andy Grimm reported in Friday’s Chicago Sun-Times, a federal lawsuit alleges witnesses have been routinely jailed for not responding to prep sessions, which give prosecutors a chance to talk about testimony with a witness before a trial starts. Assistant Cook County...

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