Redeeming Justice by Jarrett Adams to be released Sept 14th
Jarrett Adams was wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn’t commit at the age of seventeen. Now a pioneering lawyer and member of the board at the Center for Integrity in Forensic Science, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the injustices in our legal system in his upcoming memoir Redeeming Justice.
As a teenager, an all-white jury sentenced him to nearly thirty years for a crime he didn’t commit. Seeking to figure out the reason behind his fate, Jarrett Adams spent years ceaselessly studying the legal system and his own rights. After almost a decade of incarceration, Adams won his release with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Taking the lessons he learned during his incarceration, Adams worked his way through law school and began working for the New York Innocence Project. In his first case with the Innocence Project, he took on a wrongful conviction in Wisconsin–the same state in which he was wrongfully convicted—and won.
In Redeeming Justice, Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth. A CIFS board member, Adams’ illuminating memoir shines light on the human faces of the legal system on all sides. Redeeming Justice is available for purchase wherever you get your books starting September 14th.
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