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    94-year-old jailhouse lawyer reflects on life of crime

    If the mood strikes, Thomas “Jeepers” Jefferson leaves his assisted living center on West Side and hops on a bus to go to Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California, where the former self-described “stickup man” says he can comfortably reign over the “thugs, thieves and crooks,” and perhaps dispense some of the legal advice he honed as a “jailhouse lawyer,” advising and helping to free men incarcerated decades ago. “I like criminals, because that’s who I was. Where else can I go to find my peers?” Jefferson said.

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