Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA

ISBN: 9780872864696

“Expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system . . . His writings are dangerous.”—The Village Voice

In Jailhouse Lawyers, award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the court system to represent other prisoners—many uneducated or illiterate—and, in some cases, to win their freedom. In Abu-Jamal’s words, “This is the story of law learned, not in the ivory towers of multi-billion-dollar endowed universities [but] in the bowels of the slave-ship, in the dank dungeons of America.”

Includes an introduction by Angela Y. Davis.

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s books include Live From Death Row and Death Blossoms.

Product details

  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers; 0 edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Paperback : 280 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 9780872864696
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