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Jailhouse lawyers : prisoners defending prisoners v. the U.S.A.

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal; Angela Y Davis
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of prisoners who learn law to represent and sometimes win freedom for fellow prisoners

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mumia Abu-Jamal; Angela Y Davis
ISBN: 9780872864696 0872864693
OCLC Number: 216936695
Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Angela Y. Davis --
Learning the Law --
What "the Law" Is --
When Jailhouse Lawyers "Represent" --
What about Street Lawyers? --
The Jailhouse Lawyering of Mayberry --
A Woman's Work in State Hell --
The Ruiz Effect: How One Jailhouse Lawyer Made Change in Texas --
From "Social Prisoner" to Jailhouse Lawyers to Revolutionary: Ed Mead's Journey --
Jailhouse Lawyers on Jailhouse Lawyers --
The Best of the Best --
The Worst of the Worst --
The Social Role of Jailhouse Lawyers.
Responsibility: Mumia Abu-Jamal ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis.

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