An incredible story of wrongful imprisonment, hope, love and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.
In a case of mistaken identity, Anthony Ray Hinton was sentenced to death. The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Hinton's story tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.
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 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.