Chat with Exoneree and Attorney Jarrett Adams on Facebook Live

08.04.17 By Innocence Staff

Jarrett Adams at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference. Photo by Erin G. Wesley.

Jarrett Adams at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference. Photo by Erin G. Wesley.

Jarrett Adams informally began his legal career as a teenager wrongly incarcerated in a Wisconsin prison. After a false rape conviction, he was sentenced to 28 years in prison and was forced to learn the law to improve his chances of proving his innocence. With the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, Adams was exonerated in 2007 after spending nearly a decade in prison.

Watch: Jarrett Adams on Nightly News with Lester Holt

He continued his education at Loyal Law School in Chicago so he could help free others wrongly convicted, and just a year ago was accepted into the New York Bar. As a Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow at the Innocence Project, Adams helped secure the freedom of Richard Beranek who spent 27 years in the same prison where he was locked up.

On Monday, August 7 at 3 P.M. ET he will be taking your question on Facebook Live. Get started by leaving him a question below.

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Antonio Wilkins January 25, 2020 at 8:13 am Reply   

Attorney Adam’s, I was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault in 1988. Like you I had a panel attorney. At that time the state of Wisconsin did not have DNA testing. However, the semen test and pubic hair follicle test. Verified that the semem and hair did not belong to me. Because I didn’t have any money. It was Impossible for me to get help or stop the conviction. In which I recieved a 22yr prison sentence. However, I was able to return to the courts and get a sentence modification to reflect the original 12yr sentence that the presiding judge originally imposed. This sexual assault conviction has been a devastating blow to my life and a neverending situation. For years people have been telling me to try and fight this wrongful conviction. Due to the lack of money and repeatedly closed doors over the years. Gaining adequate employment has been almost impossible. I just read your story. It inspired hope within me again after all these years. I ask the question again: ” Is it possible still for me to get relief after all this time? ” Maybe you can help me. I’d Love to talk with you at some point about the possibility
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Ada Davis September 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm Reply   

Hi Lawyer Jarrett Adams I am responding to you on behalf of my son that is incarcerated in Central Prison of North Carolina.He took a plea for 2nd degree murder an assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury consolidated sentence of 157 to201 months. He didn’t commit the crime but was present at the scene and he has a affidavit from one of the shooters saying that he had nothing to do with the situation and reasons why he shot they where in his vehicle and he was driving. It was a lot of ineffective assistance of counseling going on in his case also.lm writing to see if I could get some type of help and if your law office could help him with a price that’s charged. Thank You!

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