Reading about thirty years on death row through the eyes of an innocent man is gut-wrenchingly hard. Hinton’s story flashes back and forth in time from the early days after his arrest when he felt convinced that it would all be straightened out to his Mother dying while he was trapped on Death Row and finally to his release after a Supreme Court Ruling in his favor. It is both hard and easy to believe that there could be such a terrible miscarriage of justice in what seems like an easily provable case of mistaken identity. In any case, Ray makes the best of a lousy situation and I was not at all surprised to see that he now speaks to groups about forgiveness.
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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row By Anthony Ray Hinton; Lara Love Hardin