It had never crossed Anthony Ray Hinton's mind either, who as a young 29-year-old man had only known living life as a sheltered and marginalized black man, having grown up in the sunbelt of a little small Alabama town outside of Montgomery. Hinton served 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. He only saw the sun for an hour a day and never knew or even at times believed that he would see the sun as a free man again.
Last week Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for drugging women and sexually abusing them. In the last 12 months dozens of men have lost their careers over sexual abuse scandals that began with Harvey Weinstein, the most powerful man in Hollywood.
The state of Kentucky has recently become enmeshed in a controversy of religious and sexual freedom because of its requirement to have ministers who volunteer at youth prisons sign a contract asserting that homosexuality is not sinful.