Anthony Ray Hinton: Time Doesn't Exist on Death Row

For 30 years, Anthony Ray Hinton suffered in isolation and darkness on death row, serving time for crimes he did not commit. Now, Anthony's memoir of his time in prison, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, has been selected for Oprah's Book Club. During his conversation with Oprah, he says that time ceased to exist in his bleak cell, which was just 30 feet from the death chamber. "Time is nothing like it once was," Anthony says. "In fact, time don't even exist because you are in a place where, when the time is at an end, they're going to come and get you."

Here, he tells Oprah how time on death row is measured only in the agonizing wait for an execution.

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Order your copy of The Sun Does Shine online or pick it up at your local bookstore or library. Visit to learn more about the book.

Oprah and Anthony Ray Hinton on Oprah's Super Soul Conversations
Tune in to a televised special featuring a conversation between Oprah and Anthony Ray Hinton on Sunday, June 10, at 11 a.m. PT/ET on OWN. Plus, listen to the conversation on Oprah's podcast, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations. Part 1 will be available Monday, June 11, and Part 2 will be available Wednesday, June 13. You can find both on Apple Podcasts.
Published 06/05/2018
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