Drawing on correspondence with two-dozen jailhouse lawyers around the country, Abu-Jamal discusses the lives and work of men and. ABU-JAMAL I HAVE NOT HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING NEW SERIOUSLY WHAT IN THE HELL IS A “JAILHOUSE LAWYERS” . I HAVE TO SAY THAT ALTHOUGH IT IS VERY REGRETTABLE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. –Politically-condemned, death row prisoner, journalist, and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal in his new book, “Jailhouse Lawyers.”.

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‘Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. The U.S.A.’ by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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And that somehow makes the victories of jailhouse lawyers more sweet. Their successes were based on research tools that are shameful. In addition to telling the individual stories of the best and worst jailhouse lawyers defending themselves and their fellow prisoners in the face of official hostility and, in many instances personal danger, and presenting a lively history of jailhouse lawyering in modern America, Abu-Jamal clearly exposes the political and racial bias of the Jamxl criminal justice system lawyyers explores the role of jailhouse lawyers in the jungle of American law.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He reminds the reader of the more than two million Americans behind bars in similar situations to himself, and that those in the free world have a responsibility to those trapped ‘in the bowels of the slave ship, in the hidden dank dungeons of America.

I bought it the first week it jailhouee released and devoured it in a couple of days. See and discover other items: This of course threw is lawyer off so jxmal he didn’t prepare and tried to get out of it so Mumia could represent himself.

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Reading Jailhouse Lawyers proved many things to me, and to the world of one’s remarkable ability of self-representation, and self-empowerment for those that seek justice, un-misguided by fraudulent lawyer representation. But wisdom is informing, and when you put what is right to a person, you ain’t in danger of getting wrong back! The reviewer ladyers right: Far from being frivolous, he argues, many such actions have led to significant prison reforms.


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Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I have the highest respect for jailhouse lawyers who go out of their way Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated since I have been born. He refers to the “paradox of being a jailhouse lawyer– to be at once both subversive to and a subject of the law. I recommend this book to all who are interested in justice and its denial, prisoners and their loved ones, courage and consciousness, equality and freedom.

The level of research he managed from behind bars is simply astounding. Tragically, Mumia wouldn’t be here to blow them out.

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