Brent Batten: Collier comedy show to aid serious work to free the wrongly jailed


Derrick Williams, wrongfully convicted of sexual battery and kidnapping in 1993, talks about his experience with the Innocence Project of Florida.
Brent Batten/Naples Daily News

Did you hear the one about the guy who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and spent 18 years in prison?

Wrongful conviction is no joking matter, but local defense attorney Jerry Berry will use comedy to fight the problem Feb. 1.

Berry will host a comedy show at the Community School of Naples to benefit the Innocence Project of Florida, a nonprofit group that takes up the cases of inmates it believes have been dealt an injustice.

Comedians who have appeared on “Last Comic Standing,”

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