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Live from Death Row

ISBN-10: 020148319X
ISBN-13: 9780201483192
Edition: 1995
Authors: Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist & author of two books, "Live from Death Row" & "Death Blossoms", which address prison life from a critical & spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). His 1982 murder trial & subsequent conviction has raised considerable controversy & criticism for alleged constitutional violations & other improprieties. In spite of his almost two-decade long imprisonment on death row, Abu-Jamal has fought for his freedom & for his profession. He holds a BA from Goddard College & an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies & have been translated into seven languages.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Teetering on the brink between life and deathp. 3
Descent into hellp. 22
The visitp. 25
"On tilt" by state designp. 28
On death row: fade to blackp. 32
From an echo in darkness, a step into lightp. 40
Nightraiders meet ragep. 44
Actin' like life's a ball gamep. 49
Legal outlaws: Bobby's battle for justicep. 52
Manny's attempted murderp. 56
A toxic shockp. 60
Spirit deathp. 64
A return to deathp. 67
Days of pain - night of deathp. 71
Relatives decry "camp hell"p. 75
B-block days and nightmaresp. 79
Human waste campsp. 89
Black march to deathp. 92
Slavery daze IIp. 95
Skeleton bayp. 99
No law, no rightsp. 103
Two bites of the apple in dixiep. 106
Blackmun bows out of the death gamep. 112
Jury of peers?p. 116
Expert witness from hellp. 119
The demand for deathp. 122
Already out of the gamep. 125
A bill that is a crimep. 128
Musings on Malcolmp. 133
Deadly deja vup. 137
Rodney wasn't the only onep. 140
L.A. outlawp. 143
Absence of powerp. 146
Clinton guillotines Guinierp. 149
Another side of Gloryp. 152
What, to a prisoner, is the Fourth of July?p. 156
A house is not a homep. 160
The lost generationp. 163
Blues for Hueyp. 166
Philly daze: an impressionistic memoirp. 171
Afterwordp. 193
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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