VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WIAT) - Anthony Ray Hinton is telling his story and helping others at the same time after spending 30 years on Alabama's death row following a wrongful conviction in 1985.
Hinton visited the Vestavia Hills Public Library Wednesday night to talk about his book "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row", which details his journey to freedom. He also discussed the importance of reading.
The former death-row inmate says his major goal is to get more books into prison libraries.
"I want to promote reading. I want to promote that when you read, you open up your mind to a whole world that you never thought existed," Hinton said.
Hinton's book is the Summer 2018 Oprah Winfrey Book Club pick. Winfrey said Hinton is "a man you should know."