Former Death Row Inmate to Speak at UE on October 30

Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

30 Years on Death Row: A Call to Action for Criminal Justice Reform

Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton will speak at the University of Evansville as part of the Honors Program Lecture Series on Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall Room 251. This event is free to the public and seating is limited—first come, first served.

Hinton was falsely accused of committing two murders outside of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1985. He was wrongly convicted and spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row before he was exonerated and freed in April 2015. A deeply compelling speaker, he has become a community educator and powerful advocate against the death penalty who speaks nationally about the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

Hinton was featured in the book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by author and attorney Bryan Stevenson.  Stevenson, who managed Hinton’s sentencing appeal, is also the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system.

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