News 08.01.17

Innocence Project’s Jarrett Adams to be Featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt

By Innocence Staff

A segment on Innocence Project Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow Jarrett Adams will be featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt on Wednesday night.

Adams was wrongfully convicted of rape in 2000 and sentenced to 28 years in prison. After seven years of wrongful incarceration, he was exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Since his release, Adams graduated with high honors from Roosevelt University, obtained his law degree from Loyola University School of Law and passed the New York state bar exam. Last summer, Adams was hired by the Innocence Project and began helping to free other people wrongly convicted.

In June, Adams helped secure the release of a client from the same prison where he was once incarcerated. Richard Beranek was released after 27 years after DNA testing excluded him as a perpetrator of the rape for which he was sentenced convicted in 1990.

Tune in to Nightly News with Lester Holt on NBC Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30pm ET.

Adams is taking your questions on Facebook Live, Monday, August 7 at 3 p.m. Get started by asking him a question below. 

UPDATE: View the full segment here!

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  1. Lynette Brannon says:

    Please get in touch with me,I have a grandson wrongfully convicted in 2005,after the first trial ended in a mistrial, under the hand of one,hand of all and he was the only person charged;also,the police and prosecution knew who the actual shooter is???
    And,I have a son wrongfully convicted in 2003 for two federal bank robbery and the identification do not match but allowed to convict???

  2. torshanna stephenson says:

    Hey there I’m needing some help with my boyfriend case he’s in prison for a murder charge something be didn’t do and the state of Arkansas has no evidence that he committed this crime they are going by he say she say and he’s innocence so if you can help me I thank you.God bless of you would like to look his case up it’s talideen tramal Davenport vs Arkansas thanks again

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