Exonerated death row inmate speaks at Bonaventure

By Jason Klaiber

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In 1985, the state of Alabama convicted Anthony Ray Hinton for first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree murder—charges punishable by the death penalty and crimes that the court later ruled he didn’t commit.

“I was sent to death row because I was born black and because I was born poor,” said Hinton.

The All Bonaventure Reads keynote for the book “Just Mercy” by lawyer Bryan Stevenson took place in Dresser Auditorium at 7 p.m. Monday, discussing  the personal experiences of Hinton and the work of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

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