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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Though I’ve never been incarcerated or arrested a day in my young life, a certain dozen members of the San Francisco Police Department nearly put an end to that accomplishment, as well as an end to my very life. I hope folks will be able to make it to the book party event in Oakland on April 24, held in conjunction with events all around the country.

But their main source of instruction comes from other jailhouse lawyers with more experience and knowledge. Conrad Johns rated it it was amazing Sep 16, In the foreword, Angela Y. To be one of that number has been a challenge and an honor to this writer, who offers this reportage to illustrate what transpires in the depths of America, the Prison house of Nations.

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Azonneveld1 rated it it was amazing Aug 29, It rings so true because he has not overcome. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Dec 22, Jude Arnold rated it it was amazing.

I know the system is bad; I hate to have to hold onto civil rights law as the only lawysrs left in emergencies, but it is what it is. The only thing that has and continues to keep him alive on death row is his voice, the voice of the people, and Almighty God that refuses to let him die. We learn that jailhouse lawyers challenge the status quo, jamsl prisons to change. In a country that prides itself on freedom, this subgroup finds itself with increasingly restricted access.

Looking for beautiful books? Buy the selected items together This item: However, it is a perspective on the judicial system that I was completely unacquainted with, and therefore I mymia it very much worth reading.

Its callous vulture-culture continues to clash its claws upon the working poor, and the poor in general.

I could’ve shot and killed one or more of those officers, and they surely would’ve killed me. He also initiated a wrongful death civil suit in the case of Fred Billingsley, a Lawyerz prisoner murdered by guards in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Live from Death Row.

He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since Personally, I do not care if Mumia killed the officer in question, or not. Mumia deconstructs the entire corruptive constructs rooted in the contradictive, confusing force that is historically known as American Law.


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.

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This shows the tenacity and jaillhouse of one so driven to receive their justice so badly, they’ll do things themselves. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Davis writes, “If slavery denied African and African-descended people Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fame as the death-row inmate journalist and activist for prison abolition has made him a worldwide celebrity.

Mumia Abu-Jamal has once more enlightened us, he has once more offered us new ways of thinking about law, democracy, and power. S “Legal System” in spite of their incarceration, or retaliation from prison officials for their efforts.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Psychiatrist Mariposa McCall on mentally ill in solitary: The theme of resisting oppression runs through this compilation of the lives and cases of those few who take up knowledge of the complicated legal system, and the policies therein which apply to those in prison.

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