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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Howes v. Fields
Citation:565 U.S. 499, 132 S.Ct. 1181, 182 L.Ed.2d 17 (2012)
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Fields (defendant) was taken from his prison cell to a conference room where he was questioned by two sheriff’s deputies about criminal activity he was suspected of having committed prior to his prison sentence. The questioning began at night and last five to seven hours. Fields was not given Miranda warnings, but he was told multiple times that he was free to leave and return to his cell. He told the deputies that he did not want to talk to them, but he never asked to go back to his cell. Fields eventually confessed to engaging in sexual acts with a minor.
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