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Author Hinton, Anthony Ray, author.

Title 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.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  364.66 HINTON c.2  Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY HINTON    On Display
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. HINTON, A.    Storage
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.66092 HINTON    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B HINTON    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO HINTON    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  364.6609 HINTON    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B HINTON A    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B HINTON ANTHONY H    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Workroom  B HINTON ANTHONY H    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xii, 255 pages ; 25 cm
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 "A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit"-- From the publisher.
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 bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, 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.
Subject Hinton, Anthony Ray -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Alabama -- Bessemer.
Mistaken identity -- United States.
Death row -- Alabama -- Bessemer.
Capital punishment -- United States.
Death row inmates -- United States.
Compensation for judicial error -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
Added Author Hardin, Lara Love, author.
Stevenson, Bryan, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781250124715 (hardcover)
1250124719 (hardcover)
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