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7 Student Law. 16 (1978-1979)
Maxine Smith: The Faith of a Jailhouse Lawyer

handle is hein.journals/studlyr7 and id is 278 raw text is: Maxine
the Faith
of a
Twenty-two months
in solitary
would destroy most
people. Not this
Each morning she got up as soon as she
awoke-usually when the morning light
streamed through the one window in
her room. She didn't know what time it
was, and there was no way to find out.
She would wash at the basin in the cor-
ner, dress quickly and look out through
the bars for a few minutes just to estab-
lish some minimal contact with the
world out there. All she could ever see
was an expanse of fields and the rail-
road tracks in the distance. If a train
came by, she could watch it poke along
for many minutes. Then she would sit
down in the chair and start reading one
of the big law books piled on the floor.
She would keep reading, jotting down
occasional notes on a little pad, until
her breakfast was shoved in on a tray
through a slot in the otherwise solid
door. Sometimes the guard would say,
Mornin', Maxine; sometimes not.
But the food was always cold and she
didn't have much appetite anyway. She
by Robert McClory


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