jailhouse lawyer

Definition of "jailhouse lawyer"
  1. An individual who is imprisoned, has learned the law through self-study, seeks freedom through legal strategies, and provides legal advice to other prisoners
How to use "jailhouse lawyer" in a sentence
  1. Despite not having formal training, the jailhouse lawyer was able to successfully interpret the legal documents.
  2. To fulfill their legal needs, some inmates rely on the help of a jailhouse lawyer.
  3. Without financial resources to hire a professional attorney, the defendant sought the advice of a jailhouse lawyer.

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