Book Reviews of Live from Death Row

Live from Death Row
Live from Death Row
Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
ISBN-13: 9780201483192
ISBN-10: 020148319X
Publication Date: 6/1995
Pages: 215
Rating:
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
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2.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Live From Death Row is an eye-opening firsthand account of the American prison system, and of death row in particular, by one of the most famous political prisoners in recent American history. Whether you're already interested in the injustices prison system or know nothing about it, I highly recommend checking out this book.
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Could not really get into this book :(
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hard to believe he is still in jail... but not so hard to believe... if you are involved in or interested in justice and the "system" this is a good read... amnesty will probably succeed one day in getting this case heard
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This was a mistake for me to have picked up. I know next to nothing about this man or this case but was/am interested in learning more. Being that I don't know a lot about this I can't come to a conclusion on whether I think he's innocent or guilty and whether or not I think the trial was biased.
I'm inclined to assume he's guilty. Most convicts are. He may be one of the few with something else going on, I don't know. But the little of this book that I read was someone crying about prison conditions. Um, yeah, prison sucks. Don't kill people. Don't rape kids. Don't rob old ladies or banks. I'm fairly positive I wouldn't like prison too much.... so I refrain from commiting crimes.
Or, I'm sorry, should we fill the prisons with king sized beds and gourmet food? Or maybe have no prison at all? Just let everyone do whatever the hell they want?
If anyone knows of a book that I could learn more about this man's case from I'm be interested in getting the recommendation.... I do NOT, however, want to read about how prison life is lacking.