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Former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton will host ‘90 Minutes’ conversation Sept. 13


The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton, a former Alabama death row inmate, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Schoonover 145.

Student Alex Bailey will serve as the moderator for the discussion. The talk is free and open to the public.

After spending 30 years on death row, Hinton will talk about how U.S. courts confuse punishment with the truth and how too many people are railroaded into the prison system. He will discuss whether people of color can get a fair shake when the scales of justices are weighed against them in America.

The talk is part of the “90 Minutes” series, which was developed last academic year to create discussions on politics, racism, sexism and global topics. The series exposed students to people who have faced adversity or who have seen bigotry and discrimination happen for others, but have stepped forward to address those social and cultural wrongs.

Additional sponsors of the “90 Minutes” series include: Ohio University APSE; The Scripps Hispanic Network; Housing and Residence Life; Office of Student Affairs; Scripps College Diversity Committee; Office for Diversity and Inclusion; Resident’s Action Council; Women’s Center; The LGBT Center; Honors Tutorial College; Center for Law, Justice and Culture; Office of the Provost; Ohio University Police Department; and the Political Science Department.