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The Resource Redeeming justice : from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system, Jarrett Adams

Redeeming justice : from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system, Jarrett Adams

Label
Redeeming justice : from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system
Title
Redeeming justice
Title remainder
from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system
Statement of responsibility
Jarrett Adams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now, in this unforgettable memoir, a pioneering lawyer recalls the journey that led to his exoneration-and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Seventeen years old and facing nearly thirty years behind bars, Jarrett Adams sought to figure out the why behind his fate. Sustained by his mother and aunts who brought him back from the edge of despair through letters of prayer and encouragement, Adams became obsessed with our legal system in all its damaged glory. After studying how his constitutional rights to effective counsel had been violated, he solicited the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongfully convicted, and won his release after nearly ten years in prison. But the journey was far from over. Adams took the lessons he learned through his incarceration and worked his way through law school with the goal of helping those who, like himself, had faced our legal system at its worst. After earning his law degree, he worked with the New York Innocence Project, becoming the first exoneree ever hired by the nonprofit as a lawyer. In his first case with the Innocence Project, he argued before the same court that had convicted him a decade earlier-and won. In this cinematic story of hope and full-circle redemption, 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. Justice for Sale is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits-and possibilities-of our country's system of law"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Jarrett
Dewey number
  • 340.092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF373.A29
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, Jarrett
  • Lawyers
  • African American lawyers
  • False imprisonment
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Race discrimination
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination
  • LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing
Label
Redeeming justice : from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system, Jarrett Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life after justice -- The neighborhood -- The party -- Intake -- The first trial -- Let them hang themselves -- Pawns -- Pops -- Lil Johnnie Cochran with the glasses -- Segregation -- Born at the scene of the crime -- Competence -- Innocence -- Home -- The door -- Loose ends
Control code
on1235905531
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780593137819
Lccn
2021004332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1235905531
Label
Redeeming justice : from defendant to defender, my fight for equity on both sides of a broken system, Jarrett Adams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life after justice -- The neighborhood -- The party -- Intake -- The first trial -- Let them hang themselves -- Pawns -- Pops -- Lil Johnnie Cochran with the glasses -- Segregation -- Born at the scene of the crime -- Competence -- Innocence -- Home -- The door -- Loose ends
Control code
on1235905531
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780593137819
Lccn
2021004332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1235905531

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