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Lucasville The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising

ISBN-10: 1604862246
ISBN-13: 9781604862249
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: PM Press
Publication date: 3/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924

In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners' side and viewed through a lawyer's and an activist's lens, this expose sheds light on the horrific and inhumane prison conditions, the rebellion and killing of 10 people, the drivers of the negotiated surrender, and the trial that was filled with misrepresentations and evasions on the part of those running the prison. The eloquent new foreword from the renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal underlines the theme of the interracial character of the uprising and the basic desire of the prisoners to be recognized as men. A detailed view on a major prison uprising, this new edition will appeal to legal scholars, history buffs, prisoner and human rights activists, and family members of incarcerated individuals alike.

Foreword
Introduction
A Long Train of Abuses
The Worst of the Worst
Who Killed Officer Vallandingham?
Settlement of a Siege
Diagrams and Photographs
The Criminal Injustice System-Before Trial
The Criminal Injustice System-Trial and Appeal
Overcoming Racism-The Lucasville Redemption
Attica and Amnesty
Chronology of Lucasville Rebellion
Transcript of Tunnel Tape 61
Demands of the Prisoners in L Block
Documents Circulated by Advocates of the Death Penalty for Lucasville Rioters
Selective Prosecution of Leaders of the Rebellion Compared with Informants who Concededly Committed the Same Acts
Selective Prosecution Based on Identity of Victim
Endnotes
Index

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