Innocent Alabama Man Released From Death Row After 30 Years

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The Chicago Defender

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On Friday, Anthony Ray Hinton walked out of prison a free man after spending 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Hinton is the 152nd person added to the Death Penalty Information Center’s Innocence List, a database started in 1973 that charts all of those who were to be killed by the state but were totally innocent.

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“The State of Alabama let me down tremendously,” Mr. Hinton said in his first interview after his release, according to The New York Times. “I have no respect for the prosecutors, the judges. And I say that not with malice in my heart. I say it because they took 30 years from me.”

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Hinton was convicted and sentenced to death…

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