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Default A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — “For 23 years, I was a jailhouse lawyer,” said Calvin Duncan, a former inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. “That was my assigned job.”

He had a 10th-grade education, and he was serving a life sentence for murder. The prison paid him 20 cents an hour to help his fellow prisoners with their cases.

He got good at it, and he used his increasingly formidable legal skills to help free several inmates. He knew how to spot a promising legal issue, and he was relentless. Seasoned lawyers sought his advice.

Wonderful article!! Just goes to show what determination & perseverance can accomplish

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