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The sun does shine : how I found life and freedom on death row / Anthony Ray Hinton, with Lara Love Hardin ; and a foreword by Bryan Stevenson.

By: Hinton, Anthony Ray [author.].
Contributor(s): Hardin, Lara Love [author.] | Stevenson, Bryan [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oprah's book club: Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: xii, 255 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250124715; 1250124719.Subject(s): Hinton, Anthony Ray -- Trials, litigation, etc | Hinton, Anthony Ray | Trials (Murder) -- Alabama -- Bessemer | Mistaken identity -- United States | Death row -- Alabama -- Bessemer | Capital punishment -- United States | Death row inmates -- United States | Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States | Compensation for judicial error -- United States | Crime and race -- Southern States | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | Capital punishment -- United States | Mistaken identity | Compensation for judicial error -- United States | Death row | Trials (Murder.) | Death row inmates -- United States | Capital punishment | Compensation for judicial error | Crime and race | Death row | Death row inmates | Discrimination in capital punishment | Mistaken identity | Trials | Trials (Murder) | Alabama -- Bessemer | Southern States | United States | Mistaken identity -- United StatesGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 364.66092 | B
Contents:
Capital offense -- All American -- A two-year test drive -- The cooler killer -- Premeditated guilt -- The whole truth -- Conviction, conviction, conviction -- Keep your mouth shut -- On appeal -- The death squad -- Waiting to die -- The Queen of England -- No monsters -- Love is a foreign language -- Go tell it on the mountain -- Shakedown -- God's best lawyer -- Testing the bullets -- Empty chairs -- Dissent -- They kill you on Thursdays -- Justice for all -- The sun does shine -- Bang on the bars -- Afterword: Pray for them by name.
Summary: In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence, full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon, transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and author Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. Hinton's memoir 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.
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Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 selection.

Capital offense -- All American -- A two-year test drive -- The cooler killer -- Premeditated guilt -- The whole truth -- Conviction, conviction, conviction -- Keep your mouth shut -- On appeal -- The death squad -- Waiting to die -- The Queen of England -- No monsters -- Love is a foreign language -- Go tell it on the mountain -- Shakedown -- God's best lawyer -- Testing the bullets -- Empty chairs -- Dissent -- They kill you on Thursdays -- Justice for all -- The sun does shine -- Bang on the bars -- Afterword: Pray for them by name.

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence, full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon, transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and author Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. Hinton's memoir 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.

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