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National Public Radio refuses to air him, his publisher has received threats, and "patriotic" citizens across the country have tried to ban him from the shelves. It's not hard to see why. In this brilliant collection of vignettes on life inside Pennsylvania's death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal attacks complacency like no other author has dared to for years.

Sure to disturb even the most jaded reader, Jamal focuses on the well-guarded horrors perpetrated on our country's most defenseless men by their own government and exposes the lie of "criminal justice" in America with uncompromising honesty. In doing so, he forces us to ask ourselves hard questions most of us would rather avoid — questions of race, economics, politics, and the very definition of our morality.

Synopsis:

Once a prominent radio reporter, Mumia Abu-Jamal is now in a Pennsylvania prison awaiting his state-sactioned execution. In 1982 he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after a trial many have criticized as profoundly biased. Live From Death Row is a collection of his prison writings--an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life. It is also a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system that is certain to fuel the controversy surrounding the death penalty and freedom of speech.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380727667
Introduction:
Wideman, John Edgar
Author:
Wideman, John Edgar
Introduction by:
Wideman, John Edgar
Introduction:
Wideman, John Edgar
Author:
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Author:
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
Death row
Subject:
Death row inmates -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Race discrimination -- United States.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
177
Publication Date:
19960601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.08x5.33x.56 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Once a prominent radio reporter, Mumia Abu-Jamal is now in a Pennsylvania prison awaiting his state-sactioned execution. In 1982 he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after a trial many have criticized as profoundly biased. Live From Death Row is a collection of his prison writings--an impassioned yet unflinching account of the brutalities and humiliations of prison life. It is also a scathing indictment of racism and political bias in the American judicial system that is certain to fuel the controversy surrounding the death penalty and freedom of speech.
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