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Finding freedom after life on death row

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Anthony Ray Hinton spoke to a capacity audience at McAlister Auditorium about his 30 years on Alabama's death row. He was exonerated in 2015.

Anthony Ray Hinton mesmerized a capacity crowd at Furman’s McAlister Auditorium Feb. 27 with his account of enduring nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row for crimes he did not commit. Among the media represented at the event was Furman’s own Sarah Bourlakas ’19, an English major from Roanoke, Virginia, who is also minoring in women’s and gender studies. An intern for the Greenville Journal, Bourlakas wrote about the man who now speaks on behalf of the Equal Justice Initiative.

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