This is an interesting case.
One of the side effects of having felon brothers is that the line between the concepts "Criminals" and "people like me" is pretty faint. (Some people seem ton construct quite a wall there.)
Anyway, I've thought through things like "what would I do if I went to prison" and "become a jailhouse lawyer, help people write frivolous appeals, and thus get enough respect to be left alone as much as possible" was the best answer I ever came up with.
Well in the minds of DIM Thinking U*Us like Val Bourdon, Jeremy Searle, Rev. Diane Rollert and no doubt many other "like-minded" U*Us. . . the line between the concept "Criminal" and "people like me" is pretty much non-existent. . . ;-)
Thankfully in our society one is usually deemed to be innocenmt until proven guilty so ongoing deeply misguided attempts by hypopcritical U*Us to criminalize yours truly are highly unlikely to succeed.
I read the article you linked to. It's obvious that we need more lawyers in prison. :-)
the first dissenting opinion was stupid: they said that the guy wasn't the equivalent of a real lawyer, and then later said that they don't owe inmates the equivalent of a real lawyer....So, what's the problem with them having a pseudo-lawyer if we don't owe them a real one?
Well, I would say that people who are not lawyers should be restrained from *claiming* to be lawyers, just as people who are not doctors should be restrained from claiming to be. But if someone wants to use the medical diagnosis of his buddy who's an EMT rather than pay for a checkup, or an inmate wants to use the legal counsel of someone who's been through the system repeatedly and spends a lot of time studying the law, then there shouldn't be a prohibition on that.
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