In-Custody Informants in North Carolina

State statute requires that starting October 1, 2023,  all interviews of in-custody informants shall be electronically recorded in a manner that clearly shows both the interviewer and the in-custody informant and captures an uninterrupted record of the interview. The law provides that the State shall not destroy or alter any electronic recording of an in-custody informant interview until one year after the completion of all state and federal appeals of the related conviction, including the exhaustion or any appeal of any motion for appropriate relief or habeas corpus proceedings. Effective: October, 2023. 

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