NACDL - Book Review: Something Is Rotten in Fettig

Book Review: Something Is Rotten in Fettig

Book Review: Jere Krakoff was not born to write this book. Rather, he lived his professional life to write this book. Krakoff worked as a civil rights lawyer for 40 years, primarily representing clients who had no other voice and whose lives were beyond difficult. Krakoff spent much of his career working for organizations like the ACLU, National Prison Project, and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. In those jobs, he principally litigated cases on behalf of prisoners challenging conditions that were so dreadful that they could be deemed unconstitutional. These are serious issues, but Krakoff surprises us with a hilarious, deeply satirical book.