Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the USA

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Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the USA 
Contributor(s): Abu-Jamal, Mumia (Author), Davis, Angela Y (Introduction by)

Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: April 01, 2009

Publisher Marketing: "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."

Table of Contents: Acknowledgments -- Foreword / Angela Y. Davis -- Note from the U.K. Publisher -- Preface -- 1. Learning the Law -- 2. What the Law Is -- 3. When Jailhouse Lawyers Represent -- 4. What about Street Lawyers? -- 5. The Jailhouse Lawyering of Mayberry -- 6. A Woman's Work in State Hell -- 7. The Ruiz Effect: How One Jailhouse Lawyer Made Change in Texas -- 8. From Social Prisoner to Jailhouse Lawyers to Revolutionary: Ed Mead's Journey -- 9. Jailhouse Lawyers on Jailhouse Lawyers -- 10. The Best of the Best -- 11. The Worst of the Worst -- 12. The Social Role of Jailhouse Lawyers -- Afterword -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the Authors.

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