Undue Influence: A Prosecutor’s Role in Parole Proceedings

Prosecutors should “stay home and keep quiet” when individuals they have helped convict appear at parole hearings, according to a research paper published in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

Noting that many states already prohibit prosecutors from testifying in person at discretionary parole hearings—although they can submit written statements—Boston College Law School Professor R. Michael Cassidy argues that similar practices should be extended to all states.

Article:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3247326

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