The next step would be to separate the prisoners, interview them individually and offer each the same deal. The deal is simple enough, one testifies for the prosecution, in exchange for freedom and the other will get the full sentence with conviction of ten years. The catch, however is if neither prisoner takes the deal, then both prisoners would receive a minor six months in jail for a misdemeanor charge. When both suspects decide to take the deal and betray each other, both will receive a conviction with a mandatory five-year sentence. Both of the suspects are offered the deal, and each must decide to betray his 'friend' or remain silent. Officers assure the suspects that the plan for testimony will not be divulged before the trial. What is a suspect to do? Through my employment I have frequent interaction with officers of many jurisdictions and have loved to hear stories of this technique and the outcome. Many choose to betray the 'friend' and ultimately lose the deal... What would you do?