Derrick Hamilton was wrongfully convicted of murder, and spent more than two decades trying to prove his innocence.

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Education of a Jailhouse Lawyer

Derrick Hamilton’s legal education began in 1983, when he was seventeen and in the jail for teen-age boys on Rikers Island. He’d been an enthusiastic student as a child-his family called him Suity, because he liked to wear a suit to school. But in high school he’d begun skipping classes and getting into trouble.