The prison law clerk who convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a fellow inmate's case is being investigated by South Carolina authorities for practicing law without a license, the prisoner's attorney said. Michael Ray helped fellow inmate Keith Lavon Burgess appeal his conviction for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. Ray, who is a member of the ABA and a certified paralegal, earns 29 cents an hour for his work but charges no other fees for his services, Ray's attorney said.
Attorney: Jailhouse Lawyer Under Investigation for Providing Inmate Legal Help
The Associated Press
February 27, 2008