Man becomes lawyer after unjustly imprisoned for 7 years
MADISON, Wis. - A man who spent seven years in prison for a Wisconsin rape before he was cleared is now an attorney trying to clear another man of the same crime.
Jarrett Adams was 17 in 1998 when a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student accused him and two friends of sexually assaulting her.
Adams was released from prison in 2007, after a federal appeals court agreed with Wisconsin Innocence Project arguments that Adams' attorney failed to call a key witness to the stand during Adams' trial.
Adams earned a law degree in 2015. He's working to free Richard Beranek, who was convicted of raping a woman near Stoughton in 1990.
Adams made his first appearance in a Wisconsin courtroom as an attorney during a hearing Tuesday in Beranek's case.
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