Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A.
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"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 .
Legal assistance to prisoners
-- United States.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.
|Publisher|| San Francisco :City Lights Books,©2009.
286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index.