Many people are confounded by what I do. Although jailhouse lawyers have played an extremely important role in the legal practice most never get the opportunity to use their skills and experience outside of the prison setting as I have. Jailhouse lawyers refined their skills working inside of prisons. We have been on the front-lines of sentence mitigation and wrongful conviction advocacy.
The experience of the jailhouse lawyer is invaluable. He has had the misfortune of living the law practice. The jailhouse lawyer has experienced an interrogation, a trial, a plea bargaining hearing, a conviction and likely an appeal also. He has not only litigated in the system but he has had to navigate the system as well. [Read more…]