Help Protect Innocent Colorodans from Unreliable Jailhouse Informants
Lawrence Montoya was only 15 years old when he was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Denver that he did not commit. He was convicted largely based on the testimony of a jailhouse informant who claimed that Lawrence confessed while they shared a room in juvenile detention together. While the prosecution denied that the jailhouse informant had been given a deal, shortly after he agreed to testify his probation sentence for burglary was terminated.
Lawrence was released from prison 14 years later when DNA testing undermined his conviction. Colorado should adopt safeguards to improve transparency and scrutiny around the use of jailhouse informants.
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This campaign is in partnership with the Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law.