Anthony Ray Hinton is a black man from Alabama who was wrongly convicted of two murders in 1985 and spent 30 years on death row before being exonerated and released in 2015.
Hinton was convicted based on the testimony of a ballistics expert who claimed that bullets found at the crime scenes matched a gun found in Hinton’s mother’s home. However, the expert’s analysis was later found to be deeply flawed and based on outdated methods.
Hinton’s defense team was appointed by the court and had limited resources, which made it difficult for them to mount a proper defense. They also failed to hire their own ballistics expert to challenge the prosecution’s case.
Despite new evidence coming to light that suggested Hinton was innocent, it took decades of legal battles before he was finally granted a new trial in 2014. At that trial, the prosecution was unable to prove their case, and Hinton was acquitted and released from prison.
Hinton’s case is often cited as an example of the flaws in the American criminal justice system, including inadequate defense resources, over-reliance on unreliable forensic evidence, and racial bias.
Since his release, Hinton has become an advocate for criminal justice reform and has spoken out about the need for greater accountability and transparency in the legal system. He has also written a book about his experience, called “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row.”
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Anthony Ray Hinton – Part 1: | Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast | Presented By Hyundai
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Anthony Ray Hinton’s memoir, “The Sun Does Shine,” an Oprah’s Book Club selection, chronicles his ability to endure, survive and thrive. Oprah sits down with Anthony to talk about his transformative, gripping and emotional story of faith, forgiveness and redemption. Oprah says, “I’ve been listening to people’s stories for most of my career, since I was 19 years old, and this is one of the most incredible stories I’ve ever heard.” In 1985, 29-year-old Anthony was convicted of the brutal murders of two fast food workers in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite no eyewitnesses, no evidence against him and a solid alibi, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. For 30 years, he suffered in isolation and darkness on death row, serving time for crimes he did not commit. Somehow, Anthony found a way to hold on to hope, remain positive and inspire his fellow inmates.
Anthony Ray Hinton – Part 2: | Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast | Presented By Hyundai
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Oprah continues her extraordinary interview with wrongly convicted death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton, who shares a remarkable story about an unlikely friendship he formed in prison. He explains how he eventually found his way to freedom through the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. Anthony describes how he felt on the day he was finally released in 2015 and how he adjusted to life outside prison. He also shares the powerful lessons he learned on death row: the true meaning of compassion, the root of racism and how we can all overcome our circumstances and learn how to love. Anthony’s memoir, “The Sun Does Shine,” is the latest selection for Oprah’s Book Club.
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