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FEATURING ANTHONY RAY HINTON – Anthony Ray Hinton was only 29 years old when he found himself on death row in Alabama after being convicted of multiple murders and an attempted murder. The problem was that he was innocent. Nearly 30 years later Hinton was finally released after tireless work by lawyers with the Equal Justice Initiative. Now, he has written a book about what he went through called The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row.

In it Hinton explains not just what happened to him and how he endured his decades of wrongful imprisonment, but how the factors of race and poverty within the criminal justice system created a situation akin to lynching. I had the opportunity to meet Anthony Ray Hinton in person during his book tour and we spoke about his experience.

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Anthony Ray Hinton, spent nearly 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit. He was released in April 2015 and is the author of ‘The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row with Lara Love Hardin’.

**This interview was originally broadcast on April 6, 2018.

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