Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt (MP3 CD)

Shopping cart

Staff Pick Badge
Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt By Phoebe Zerwick, Sean Crisden (Read by) Cover Image
Email or call for price.

Staff Reviews

Maybe someday there won't be need for books such as this. Until then, though, we need to be reminded of the legalized criminality of our elected officials and civil servants (the dirty few who ruin it for all), especially those stories that hit close to home like this one in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 1985, Daryl Hunt, a young black man, was convicted of rape and murder, crimes he didn't commit, and sentenced to life in prison. This is his story.

— Pete


In June 1985, a young Black man named Darryl Hunt was falsely convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of a white copyeditor at the local paper. Many in the community believed him innocent and crusaded for his release. Finally, in 2003, the tireless efforts of his attorney combined with an award-winning series of articles by Phoebe Zerwick in the Winston-Salem Journal led to the DNA evidence that exonerated Hunt. Three years later, the acclaimed documentary, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, made him known across the country and brought his story to audiences around the world. But Hunt's story was far from over. Part true crime drama, part chronicle of a life cut short by systemic racism, Beyond Innocence powerfully illuminates the sustained catastrophe faced by an innocent person in prison and the civil death nearly everyone who has been incarcerated experiences attempting to restart their lives. Freed after nineteen years behind bars, Hunt became a national advocate for social justice, and his case inspired lasting reforms. He was a beacon of hope for so many--until he could no longer bear the burden of what he had endured and took his own life. Beyond Innocence makes an urgent moral call for an American reckoning with the legacies of racism in the criminal justice system and the human toll of the carceral state.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212069632
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Language: English