Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising (Paperback)

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By Staughton Lynd, Mumia Abu Jamal (Foreword by)
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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, thisnew edition will appeal to legal scholars, history buffs, prisoner and human rights activists, and family members of incarcerated individuals alike.

About the Author


Staughton Lynd is a civil rights and a peace activist, a historian, a lawyer, and a professor. He taught American history at Spelman College and Yale University and was a directorthe Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee of Freedom Schools in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. He is the authorand coauthor of more than 12 books, including"Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism," "Stepping Stones: A Memoirof a Life Together," and "Wobblies and Zapatistas." He lives in Youngstown, Ohio. Mumia Abu Jamal is a prisoner who is currently serving time forthe alleged killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. He is the author of "Death Blossoms," "Live from Death Row," and "We Want" "Freedom.""
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604862249
ISBN-10: 1604862246
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2011
Pages: 233
Language: English