Jarrett Adams joined the litigation department as the department's first Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow in July 2016. Prior to joining the Innocence Project, Jarrett finished a dual clerkship -- split between Judge Ann Williams in the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Judge Deborah Batts in the Southern District of New York. He graduated from Loyola Law School in May 2015. Before law school, Jarrett worked as a full-time investigator with the Federal Defender's Office in Chicago. In 1998, at age 17, Jarrett was wrongfully convicted, sentenced to 28 years in prison, and spent close to a decade incarcerated before his conviction was reversed with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.