Vacating a murder conviction and barring prosecutors from retrying the case, federal Judge Dora L. Irizarry noted that petitioner Jabbar Collins, a renowned "jailhouse lawyer," 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. Irizarry lashed out at the Brooklyn district attorney's office for failing to take responsibility for the alleged misconduct, calling the office's lack of contrition "shameful."
Judge Orders Release of 'Jailhouse Lawyer,' Blasts D.A.'s Lack of Remorse
New York Law Journal
June 10, 2010