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jailhouse lawyer

A non-attorney who dispenses legal advice. Properly speaking, a jailhouse lawyer is a prison inmate who, although not a law school graduate (much less a member of the bar), has the requisite skill to assist other prisoners with such legal matters as preparing and filing appeals, writs, and pardon requests. Much of such knowledge came from personal experience. The phrase also applies to any layman, behind bars or not, who offers legal advice, solicited or not.
See also: lawyer
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These jailhouse informants are often offered something in return for their cooperation, like money or dropped or lessened charges.
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Fat notebooks were filled with information about Florida's three exonerees convicted with false jailhouse informant testimony: Dedge, William Dillon, and Chad Heins.
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Drug informants constitute an even larger and arguably more troubling category than jailhouse snitches.
His research suggests "incarceration is leading to STDs," he says, adding that there appears to be a dynamic interaction between sexually transmitted disease patterns in the street and in the jailhouse.
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Connoisseurs of the "Tap Dogs"/"Stomp" style of percussive physicality will certainly recognize Drew Anthony's choreography, which takes advantage of the jailhouse milieu to send the cast feverishly pounding on every available ladder, pail or bin.
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The news manager also stated six years ago that he was considering stopping such jailhouse interviews because the subpoenas were coming more often, and he felt the station was being used as an investigative tool by the police.