Like so many First Amendment pioneers and jailhouse lawyers
, Mark Burns carved out new protections for future inmates.
In addition to loss of life, the strikers, led by a network of incarcerated activists who call themselves Jailhouse Lawyers
Speak , have put out a set of 10 demands to overhaul America's creaking penal system.
The event was initiated by Jailhouse Lawyers
Speak, which is "a national collective of incarcerated people providing legal assistance and support to other prisoners," a resource file published by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a prisoner-led trade group that is supporting the event, stated.
The 2016 prison strike, also organized by Jailhouse Lawyers
Speak, chose September 9 as its starting date.
(69) In Johnson, the Court struck down a state regulation preventing inmates from relying on jailhouse lawyers
. (70) In its decision, the Court said " because the basic purpose of the writ is to enable those unlawfully incarcerated to obtain their freedom it is fundamental that access of prisoners to the courts for the purpose of presenting their complaints may not be denied or obstructed."
He slowly joined an unofficial fraternity of "jailhouse lawyers
," inmates with the legal knowledge to help other inmates file eases.
; prisoners defending prisoners v.
cells, posing as jailhouse lawyers
, twisting an inmate's
Suit-happy inmates and jailhouse lawyers
file suits almost daily for inattention to detail by officers.
While some jailhouse lawyers
, with restricted access to law libraries, depend on P.L.N.'s legal reporting, most prisoners and other readers find such articles hopelessly technical.
The Lawyers Guild is an organization of attorneys, legal workers, law students and "jailhouse lawyers
," it says on its website.
at 488 (holding that because "Tennessee does not provide an available alternative to the assistance provided by other inmates" the state's prisons cannot forbid jailhouse lawyers
from helping their fellow inmates).
against prison officials, challenging a prison