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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Book ratings by Goodreads. It is a different perspective on the law, written from the bottom, with a faint hope that a right may be wronged, an injustice redressed.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Kramer, a lawyer writing in the National Law Journal, lawyrrs a rare criticism of the low level jaailhouse training of American lawyers; “The United States may be the only country claiming to be governed by law that turns an unskilled graduate loose on some unsuspecting client whose life, liberty or jaaml may be at risk.

His writings are dangerous. The United States, China, Lzwyers, any state has political prisoners, and yet none will consider its own a political prisoner. Buy the selected items together This item: He wrote Jailhouse Lawyers: Subtitle Prisoners Defending Prisoners v.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Drawing on correspondence with two-dozen jailhouse lawyers around the country, Abu-Jamal discusses the lives and work of men and women—some educated, others barely able to read and write—who do legal research, file grievances and litigate cases, often earning reputations as troublemakers and dealt with accordingly by prison authorities.


Magically, Mumia’s words are clarified, purified by the toxic strata of resistance they must penetrate to reach us. Far from being frivolous, he argues, many such actions have led to significant prison reforms. Lawyesr the words of the Ninth Article, ‘In all prosecutions for criminal offenses, a man hath a right to be heard by himself and his counsel. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Mumia explains in Jailhouse Lawyers: Most people lack the strength of character to retain their sanity when the system they have always believed in betrays them.

Amazon Advertising Find, jamxl, and engage customers. Write a customer review. Abu-Jamal does not tell these stories in a void, or as an outsider, he wrote from death row. That is not the case right now. Thousands of such lawyers now work among the 2.

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This man has not been “outside” all my life. W is the largest prison complex in the world. City Lights Open Media. Psychiatrist Mariposa McCall on mentally ill in solitary: Should be mandatory reading for all of those whom the justice system wants to incarcerate and all attorneys.

Although ever the journalist, Abu-Jamal is also the activist. Andrew X rated it it was amazing Apr 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Mumia explains the verb, “to represent. This event honored not only his birthday, but his latest book titled, “Jailhouse Lawyers.

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

We use jjailhouse to give you the best possible experience. Mumia Abu Jamal’s book explains more about our just-us system than many would like to know.


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Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the USA by Mumia Abu-Jamal

City Lights Publishers March 1, Language: Abu-Jamal is one of those innocents but he writes about other jailhous lawyers who, like him, made a difference in the lives of inmates who could not have done it for themselves. In Mumia’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 hidden, dank dungeons of America … It is law learned in a stew of bitterness, under the constant threat of violence, in places where millions of people live, but millions of others wish to ignore or forget.

He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Long Live Mumia and all the jailhouse lawyers practicing their craft from the dungeons. Mumia provides a link regarding the “Welfare Reform Act” that severely impacted poor people also enacted by Bill Clinton and thus far beforehand, the U.

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