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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This of course threw is lawyer off so bad he didn’t prepare and tried to get out of it so Mumia could represent himself. There are too many cases in Japan and elsewhere where people are automatically considered guilty just because they were arrested and said to be guilty by the criminal investigation.

The power of redemption December 30, Don’t have a Kindle? Jailhouse Lawyers, with nothing else to do are tying our courts in knots, with an endless flood of frivolous litigation. Trivia About Jailhouse Lawyers Showing of 16 reviews.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Citing the famed attorney, Clarence Darrow, Mumia quotes from his address: That is not the case right now. In a tragically-ironic, twisted chain of events, Africa and eleven other MOVE members were brutally murdered, by the very terroristic means that he was charged with I’ve been reading some of Mumia’s work and I am always impressed by the level of research he does and the completely accessible way he writes in his work–from a maximum security prison cell.

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Just that he wanted to represent himself. Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fame as the death-row inmate journalist and activist for prison abolition has made him a worldwide celebrity. Like-minded individuals who were immensely unafraid, to divinely deter the injustices they faced in prison. Abuse of power at Wabash Valley Prison December 30, One of these items ships sooner than the other. He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since The injustice system sounds even worse than I thot.


Many jailhouse lawyers, many of whom do not have a high school diplomaare able to articulate facts relating to their own cases to combat the corrupt activities within court system. I really enjoyed this review. Recently a criminal defendant was acquitted by the Tokyo High Court, and released.

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

Would you like to tell us about qbu lower price? It is Hard Law. Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer. City Lights Publishers March 1, Language: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. W is the largest prison complex in the world. Magically, Mumia’s words are clarified, purified by the toxic laawyers of resistance they must penetrate to reach us.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. San Francisco Poet Laureates. POOR Magazine has launched the REvolutionary Legal Advocacy project that in many ways is a jailhouse lawyer project outside of jail, working to bring accessible justice to folks caught in the Prison Industrial Complex and the non-profit industrial complex.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of mamal 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. Magically, Mumia’s words jzilhouse clarified, purified by the toxic strata of resistance they must penetrate to reach us.


Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated since I have been born. Most people lack the strength of character to retain their sanity when the system they have always believed in betrays them.

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On May 13th, Africa and other Move members were arrested on May 13th, for allegedly implementing terrorist acts, by the means of bombs and explosives. Be the first to discover new talent! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Even worse, what if by the grace of Almighty God’s hand I survived those barrage of bullets? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

John Africa, founder of revolutionary organization based out of Philadelphia called MOVE, rejects the system, and representation of lawyers. S monumentalizes as its proud “Founding Fathers. Mumia explains the verb, “to represent.

I bought it the first week it was released and devoured it in a couple of days. Foreword by Angela Y. 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 jaamal of the US criminal justice jailhouae and explores the role of jailhouse lawyers in the jungle of American law.

Martin rated it really liked it Sep 21, In a country that prides itself on freedom, this subgroup finds itself with increasingly restricted access. We learn that jailhouse lawyers challenge the status quo, forcing prisons to change.

S “Legal System” in spite of their incarceration, or retaliation from prison officials for their efforts.