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Clarissa couldn’t afford another attorney, so Ben persuaded a fellow-inmate, a jailhouse lawyer, to help him write a petition for a new trial, which Ben filed in January, 2014.
By then, Martinez had become an accomplished jailhouse lawyer.
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