Jailhouse Lawyers

Jailhouse Lawyers : Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA

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Mumia's case continues to be of interest to the public as many criminal cases, like his, are successfully appealed due to: evidence tampering, biased juries, inept legal representation, DNA testing proving innocence, and other factors. Mumia is the world's most reknown political prisoner. A large committed audience exists, passionately interested in Mumia's case, his writings and work from prison. Destined to become a classic of prison literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • City Lights Books
  • Monroe, OR, United States
  • English
  • 0872864693
  • 9780872864696
  • 1,752,445

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"...expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system...His writings are dangerous." --VILLAGE VOICE "Brilliant in its specificity and imperative, [his] work is about why multitudes of people don't overcome. It rings so true because he has not overcome." --LA WEEKLY "The power of his voice is rooted in his defiance of those determined to silence him. Magically, Mumia's words are clarified, purified by the toxic strata of resistance they must penetrate to reach us." ---JohnE. Widemanshow more

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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