Prisonhouse of Nations: A Review of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Jailhouse Lawyers

More than a book about prisoners defending prisoners in what the author justly calls “the Prisonhouse of Nations”, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Jailhouse Lawyers has the potential to jump-start the prison reform movement in the US.  In addition to telling the individual stories of the best (and worst) jailhouse lawyers defending themselves and their fellow prisoners in the face of official hostility and, in many instances personal danger, and presenting a lively history of jailhouse lawyering in modern America, Abu-Jamal clearly exposes the political and racial bias of the US criminal justice system and explores the role of jailhouse lawyers in the jungle of American law.

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  1. Found out via Ron’s Facebook page that you had been featuring him on your blog – went back and checked out previous “Ron Sexsmith Weekends” – great insight into the music of an absolutely fantastic artist. Thank you – are you absolutely sure you can’t keep these RS Weekends going?

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