CBA Record September-October 2021
the justice system, wrongfully accused and convicted of crimes they did not commit. He speaks about the angels who helped him, but he too has gained his wings. Read this book and if you can, meet this man. He is a person of incredible faith and someone who was wronged by the system, but who turned that experience into helping those who otherwise might not have a voice.
I met Adams a few years ago at a con- ference in Milwaukee, where he told his story. We have since become friends, and he has spoken to several groups to which I belong but the narrative he gives when he presents is nowhere close to the power he brings to this book. When I read it recently, I sent Adams and his wife, Joi, a note that said in part: “It is so moving. So vivid. So har- rowing. Yet you found that angel and
somehow the decade stolen from you has not dampened your amazing spirit … For Black men, the criminal justice system is more than broken. The word I have always remembered that you spoke is ‘warehous- ing.’ Reading your chapters on the lack of anything to prepare you for release speaks so loudly. We must find ways to fix our criminal justice system.” Adams now has his own firm, where he works on behalf of those discarded by
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