Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Drefending Prisoners V. the USA

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the USA

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Author

Award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners who have learned to use the court system to advocate for themselves and other prisoners—many of whom are uneducated or illiterate—and in some cases, to win their freedom.

"This is the story of law learned," writes Abu-Jamal, "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."