A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

With a 10th grade education, Calvin Duncan served his fellow inmates by doing legal research  on their cases at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for 23 years.  Before being , Duncan won liberation for several inmates and identified the question of constitutionality of the non-unanimous law, contributing to the case that will be heard by the Supreme Court and could save hundreds of men from life in prison.  Released from prison, completing his undergraduate degree at Tulane, Mr. Duncan has applied to law school.  He’s quoted as saying, “I discovered that the law had been introduced for the purpose of making sure that white supremacy stayed alive.”  To read the complete article, click here.

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