Anthony Ray Hinton Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree


(Photo by Danny Bush)

On May 19, EJI Community Educator and former client Anthony Ray Hinton was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by St. Bonaventure University in New York.

Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. EJI represented him and won his freedom in 2015. He joined our staff and has been speaking around the country on issues concerning the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

One of his first speaking engagements after his release was at St. Bonaventure University. He made such an impression that students invited him to return as their commencement speaker and to receive the honorary degree. Dr. Hinton’s work continues at EJI.