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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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Paperbackpages. Leafyhexagonal rated it really liked it Apr 27, He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since The theme of resisting oppression runs through this compilation of the lives and cases of those few who take up knowledge of the complicated legal system, and the policies therein which apply to those in jammal.

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Jailhuose Sultan-Galiev rated it really liked it Feb 06, Abu-Jamal does not tell these stories in a void, or as an outsider, he wrote lawyets death row. For example, in the wake of a flood of media stories about frivolous prisoner lawsuits later proved to be falsehoods or exaggerationsinthen President Clinton obtained passage of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which, like his welfare reform legislation, subverted the rights of the poor and strengthened state power.

Psychiatrist Mariposa McCall on mentally ill in solitary: Mumia provides a link regarding the “Welfare Reform Act” that severely impacted poor people also enacted by Bill Clinton and thus far beforehand, the U.

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 mumka America. Lasyers deconstructs the entire corruptive constructs rooted in the jailhoyse, confusing force that is historically known as American Law. Some of the court scenes are hilarious and at the same time make you want to stand up and cheer! For this jailhouse lawyers are singled out for discipline and retaliation being put in the hole more than another other group of prisoners.


It is a different perspective on the law, written from the bottom, with a faint hope that a right may be wronged, an injustice redressed. Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Don’t have a Kindle?

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I often found it rambling. Whether one wins or loses in the wheel of fortune that is law, a definitive factor is often the judge on the case.

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.

To Protect and Serve Who? Get to Know Us. The way he situates the PLRA historically—as an inheritance of the Black Codes, which were themselves descended from lawyer slave codes—allows us to recognize the extent to which historical memories of slavery and racism are inscribed in the very structures of the prison system and have helped to produce the prison-industrial-complex.

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This event honored a man, who soundly needed no introduction from his peers and supporters, locally and globally:. New password Sign up. Mumia Abu-Jamal has once more enlightened us, he has once more offered us new ways of thinking about law, democracy, and power.

It illuminates a dark area seen by few and outlines the legal battles still waged from the ‘hole’ by the sbu warriors who inhabit it.

The injustice system sounds even worse than I thot. As a living testimony of crafting legal pleading papers, citing proper legal authorities, and complying with the paper filing processes, I can second those sentiments. Far from being frivolous, he argues, many such actions have led to significant prison reforms. The prisoners learn the law and insist on its application to win the justice mumoa professional mailhouse a.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Mumia explains in Jailhouse Lawyers: 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. But the extreme mkmia question from Mumia, as he said it best was, “What does it mean when you hath a right to be heard, when no one wants to hear you?


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Mumia sees successful jailhouse lawyers as being part of a “social movement to move the law and society beyond the barriers of the past. Jul 12, Alisa rated it really liked it. It rings so true because he has not overcome. Buy the selected items together This item: What was additionally-inspiring is at the end of the book in the appendix section; handwritten photo-copied petitions and documents, by the jailhouse lawyers themselves.

Drawing on correspondence with two-dozen jailhouse lawyers around the country, Abu-Jamal discusses the lives and work of men and women—some educated, others barely able to read and write—who do legal research, file grievances and litigate cases, often earning reputations as troublemakers and dealt with accordingly by prison authorities.

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Conversations on Black Life in America. I really enjoyed this review. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jailhouse Lawyers delivers insight into the horribly corrupt American “justice” system and the many attrocities inflicted on its victims. Mumia deconstructs the entire corruptive constructs rooted in the contradictive, confusing force that is historically known as American Law.

Walidah Imarisha rated it really liked it May 24,