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Why Anthony Ray Hinton Took His Case to the U.S. Supreme Court

In 1985, 29-year-old Anthony Ray Hinton 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. With the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, he was finally released in 2015 after 30 years behind bars. 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.

Here, the former death row inmate opens up about how he asked his attorney to reopen his case and take it to the U.S. Supreme Court—even though it could result in the expediting of his execution.

More about Oprah's Book Club
Order your copy of The Sun Does Shine online or pick it up at your local bookstore or library. Visit Oprah.com/BookClub 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 01/01/2018
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