For 30 years, Mr. Hinton was stripped of all his rights while he sat on Alabama death row for a crime he didn't commit. Today, he arrived at the polls at 7am and exercised his right to vote.

For 30 years, Mr. Hinton was stripped of all his rights while he sat on Alabama death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Today, he arrived at the polls at 7am and exercised his right to vote.

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  1. I have an uncle recently out of jail. He was in for a life sentance. He appreciates life more than those around him. Going to his 9 to 5 is joy for him. I feel like this man would appreciate life the same way.

  2. This is why I can’t agree with the death penalty. Yes, there are people out there that have committed crimes that deserve to be killed but human error, political corruption, and prejudice will always lead to false convictions.

  3. I can’t stomach being locked up for 30 years for a false crime accusation, especially if your life comes close to ending through the death penalty.

    I can only imagine being released to few fanfare because your former classmates and/or acquaintances have forgotten about you. I can only imagine that because some of your loved ones have passed away before seeing your release. I can only imagine this because it’s a full generation you’ve spent in prison, and now you’re terrified by the concepts of the internet, social media and other manners society has changed in those 30 years.

  4. This photo is from the 2016 election. He was featured in a documentary on Netflix called “11/8/16”. The documentary followed numerous people from across the country on election day. Great watch if you have the time.

  5. Glad to see he was able to get back his civil rights. For many who have overturned convictions, they never get them back. Shame he had to have his life destroyed in the first place.

  6. He was freed by the [Equal Justice Initiative](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Justice_Initiative), a non-profit that provides free legal services to those who can’t afford anything better than a public defender. The founder of EJI, [Bryan Stevenson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Stevenson), has a book called Just Mercy, about his fight against the death penalty and against racism in the justice system. [Read it](https://smile.amazon.com/Just-Mercy-Story-Justice-Redemption/dp/081298496X?sa-no-redirect=1), it’s fascinating and horrifying, and I can’t imagine anyone could walk away from that book and support the death penalty.

  7. This is why basic pics that require a story shouldn’t be allowed. This is from 2016.

    I am glad he has been freed and I am sure a discussion about Death Row and shitty prosecutors need to be had, but the pic itself is basic as hell. people are upvoting the story. And someone is farming easy karma

  8. “Hinton’s boss testified that he was at work cleaning a supermarket warehouse and could not have committed the crime. But the jury still convicted the young black man and sentenced him to death.”

    “The state of Alabama is resisting Hinton’s claim for compensation on the grounds he hasn’t proved his innocence.”

    “In the meantime, he’s working on meeting the Queen and Sandra Bullock.”

    Legend

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