Sunday, May 31, 2015

‌Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Gains Law Degree


From the Loyola-Chicago news release:

Jarrett Adams was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at age 17 and sentence to 28 years in a maximum security prison. After serving nearly ten years, Jarrett was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Upon his release, Jarrett attended junior college and then enrolled in Roosevelt University, where he graduated with highest honors. While in school, Jarrett began working full-time as an investigator with the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois, where he continues to assist in the representation of indigent defendants facing felony charges.

Jarrett currently lives in Chicago where he attends Loyola University Chicago Law School as a part-time student while continuing to work for the Federal Defender Program. Jarrett recently received the 2012 Chicago Bar Foundation’s Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Scholarship, which is awarded to one law student attending one of nine Illinois law schools who intends to pursue a career in public interest law. Jarrett plans to dedicate his legal career to advocating for indigent defendants and working to prevent wrongful convictions.

You can read more here. For a podcast of an interview with understandably bitter Jarrett Adams, please click here.


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