“Expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system . . . His writings are dangerous.”—The Village Voice
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.
" . . . [E]xpert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system . . . His writings are dangerous."—Village Voice
"Brilliant in its specificity and imperative, [his] work is about why multitudes of people don't overcome. It rings so true because he has not overcome."—LA Weekly
"The power of his voice is rooted in his defiance of those determined to silence him. Magically, Mumia's words are clarified, purified by the toxic strata of resistance they must penetrate to reach us."—John E. Wideman