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A Prisoner’s Guide to Correct Analysis of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims Pic: Raw Law graphic

By Frederick Ray The Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel guarantees a defendant the right to effective assistance of counsel. In Strickland v. Washington 104 S. ct 2052 (1984), the Supreme Court set out the analytical framework for evaluating claims in ineffective assistance of counsel. The court applied an outcome determinative approach. “The benchmark for judging […]

A Prisoner’s Guide to Understanding Legal Competence

By Frederick Ray Most prisoners are completely ignorant of the law and the process used in the practice of law and litigation. As a result of this lack of knowledge, prisoners become victims of manipulation by “fraudulent” jailhouse lawyers and “incompetent” attorneys. Living within a pervasive environment and culture of hopelessness in prison, it’s easy […]

The Mike Enemigo Story

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“If a person has done even a couple of years in prison and possess even the most basic means to obtain literature,…