Life After Justice

Providing a path for exonerees and parolees to successfully re-enter society.

About Us

Gaps in the criminal system place wrongfully convicted men and women in desperate situations after release. Many exonerees are crippled with mental and physical issues and often homeless. In fact, exonerees aren’t even afforded the same re-entry services that parolees receive. Despite being innocent, these men and women are typically given nothing more than a pair of clothes and a bus pass when they’re released back onto the streets. That’s where Life After Justice works to right this wrong. We advocate for the rights of the wrongfully convicted by seeking health care, housing, job training, computer skills, finance classes, mentoring, and more.

Our Founders

The Life After Justice Center was founded by Antoine Day and Jarrett Adams. Antoine and Jarrett have a special interest in starting The Life After Justice Center, because they’re both exonerees themselves. Both men suffered grave injustices by the criminal justice system and spent years of their lives in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Now they want to help others that have suffered through similar experiences.

Antoine Day

Antoine Day was convicted of first-degree murder in 1992 and was sentenced to sixty years in prison. After serving a decade in prison, Antoine’s conviction was overturned with the help of his attorney, Howard Joseph. While some exonerees stand in the limelight upon release, Antoine quietly picked up the pieces of his life. He initially took employment in the construction field, and today he is the Outreach Coordinator of Prison Reentry at the Howard Area Employment Resource Center. In this position, Mr. Day mentors at-risk teens and parolees, implements job training and placement programs, and runs neighborhood stabilization and anti-violence programs. Antoine’s work helps to better inside and outside Illinois state prisons.

Jarrett Adams

Jarrett Adams is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Co-Founder of Life After Justice, re-entry specialist and advocate for criminal justice reform. Before Jarrett founded Life After Justice, he found himself in a fight for his life and justice, after being sentenced to serve 28 years in a maximum security prison at 17 years old.


Our office is located at
25 E Pearson Street, Suite 1419
Chicago, IL 60611

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