What would you do if you were sent to death row for a crime you didn’t commit? What would you do if you were finally exonerated and released 30 years later?
This happened to Anthony Ray Hinton, who in 1985, was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. An incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South put Hinton on Death Row at Holman State Prison, until civil rights attorney and bestselling author of JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson, helped Hinton win his release in 2015.
Hinton shares his story in THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (with a foreword by Stevenson), an extraordinary testament to the power of hope and love sustained through the darkest times, and ultimately justice. THE SUN DOES SHINE has two starred reviews:
“His memoir…is a troubling, moving, and ultimately exalting journey…. With a huge print run, Hinton’s incredible story and social-justice star Stevenson, who wrote the foreword, will draw major attention.” — Booklist, starred review
“Intense… Hinton’s life is one of inspiration, which he wonderfully relays here in bitingly honest prose.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An urgent, emotional memoir from one of the longest-serving condemned death row inmates to be found innocent in America. A heart-wrenching yet ultimately hopeful story about truth, justice, and the need for criminal justice reform.” — Kirkus Reviews