It’s hard to get your mind around this statistic, but apparently 1 in 8 federal convicts get their sentences reduced for snitching on each other. If they don’t have anything worth snitching about, obviously it’s worth their while to dream something up. But what to do about it? Prosecutors insist they’d never make a case if we eliminate use of snitches. Activists insist on eliminating the use of snitches. Middle ground seems to be to insist on taped recordings of the private conversations if they’re to be used–but that opens yet another can of worms.