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

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, ©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
ISBN: 9780872864696 0872864693
OCLC Number: 216936695
Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1 Learning the Law 35 --
2 What "the Law" Is 51 --
3 When Jailhouse Lawyers "Represent" 73 --
4 What about Street Lawyers? 117 --
5 The Jailhouse Lawyering of Mayberry 151 --
6 A Woman's Work in State Hell 167 --
7 The Ruiz Effect: How One Jailhouse Lawyer Made Change in Texas 185 --
8 From "Social Prisoner" to Jailhouse Lawyers to Revolutionary: Ed Mead's Journey 191 --
9 Jailhouse Lawyers on Jailhouse Lawyers 205 --
10 The Best of the Best 217 --
11 The Worst of the Worst 233 --
12 The Social Role of Jailhouse Lawyers 243.
Responsibility: Mumia Abu-Jamal ; foreword by Angela Y. Davis.

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