Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mumia's book, Jailhouse Lawyer, launch event on June 30 in UK House of Lords

From death row in Pennsylvania, the launch of a new book in the UK

Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA
By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Foreword by
Angela Y. Davis,

Introduction by
Selma James

Published by
Crossroads Books

30 June 2011
4:00 - 5:00 pm

House of Lords, Committee Room 4

Hosted by Lord Ramsbotham
Former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

  • Selma James, Crossroads Books editor, Introduction to Jailhouse Lawyers
  • John Hirst, Ex-prisoner, won European Court decision for prisoners’ right to vote.
  • Flo Krause, Barrister who represented John Hirst in the European Court
  • Ian Macdonald, QC Wrote letter to US court on racism in Abu-Jamal’s trial, signed by over 100 UK lawyers
  • Emmanuel De Silva, Jailhouse lawyer
  • Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet, ex-prisoner
  • Niki Adams, Legal Action for Women

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