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Sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer, after a trial that has since attracted considerable criticism, African American journalist Abu-Jamal presents a collection of his prison writings.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
After a bizarre shooting of a policeman and an equally bizarre trial, Abu-Jamal was convicted of murder and sentenced to Pennsylvania's death row. Twelve years later, he is still there, although new evidence has been found to support his innocence. This volume is a collection of his writings, which, for the most part, document the atrocities of prison life. The reader may sympathize with Abu-Jamal's plight and even question his guilt in the shooting but will probably find this book fragmented and sketchy. Instead of a continuous narrative, Abu-Jamal offers brief notes drawn together under one theme. Good prose is drowned by ravings and accusations. One can see why Abu-Jamal's commentaries on National Public Radio were abruptly canceled. The book will probably not be of value to public or academic libraries. It might be of use in correctional facility libraries where readers are interested in the case.?Frances Sandiford, Green Haven Correctional Facility Lib., Stormville, N.Y.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this book very informative and interesting. It didn't really convince me if Mumia Abu-Jamal was innocent or guilty of the charge in which he was imprisoned but it did... Read morePublished 2 months ago by barbara hyde
Unfortunately this book was in very poor condition. Although I was aware that it was used I did not expect it to have so many pages marked. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Louis E. Rodriguez
Fantastic read. Very enlightening. Especially like his take on the judicial system and it's application to inmates serving time with him. Must read for anyone who values equality.Published 13 months ago by Penny Ovenden
Gives insight into prison life for black men their trials and tribulations. Something I never knewPublished 14 months ago by waters
Delivered on everything it promised .it was real, honest and touched a nerve that made your heart pound. Mr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by melissa sanjurjo