In Jailhouse Lawyers, award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the court system to represent other prisoners—many uneducated or illiterate—and, in some cases, to win their freedom. In Abu-Jamal’s words, “This is the story of law learned, not in the ivory towers of multi-billion-dollar endowed universities [but] in the bowels of the slave-ship, in the dank dungeons of America.”
Includes an introduction by Angela Y. Davis.
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s books include Live From Death Row and Death Blossoms.
|Publisher:||City Lights Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Internationally renowned public speaker, author, activist, scholar and symbol of 1970s black power, Angela Davis was the third woman to appear on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list and has authored eight books.