Judge Orders Inmate's Release, Blasts D.A.'s Lack of Remorse

, New York Law Journal

In vacating a murder conviction and barring prosecutors from retrying the case, Eastern District Judge Dora L. Irizarry has lashed out at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office for failing to take responsibility for its prosecutors' alleged misconduct. At a contentious, 90-minute habeas corpus hearing yesterday morning, Judge Irizarry noted that petitioner Jabbar Collins, a renowned jailhouse attorney, had uncovered numerous documents while serving his 34-years-to-life sentence suggesting that prosecutors had withheld evidence, coerced witnesses and lied to the court and the jury.

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