Jailhouse Lawyers

Jailhouse Lawyers : Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the USA

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-Expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system. . . . His writings are dangerous.---The Village VoiceIn 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • City Lights Books
  • Monroe, OR, United States
  • English
  • 0872864693
  • 9780872864696
  • 1,701,512

About Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and former Black Panther Party member, whose books include Live From Death Row, Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, All Things Censored, We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party and Faith of Our Fathers. He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since 1982. Internationally renowned public speaker, author, activist, scholar and symbol of 1970s black power, Davis was the third woman to appear on the FBI's -Most Wanted- list and has authored eight books.show more

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