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Darryl Hunt (February 24, 1965 – March 13, 2016) the late founder of The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.
He was an award winning speaker, mentor, community activist and author. Throughout his life Hunt spoke to over 400 conferences, schools, film festivals and religious
groups, in an effort to spread his message of reform and compassion. He
a pivotal role in North Carolina’s state-wide effort to pass a Death Penalty
Moratorium Bill and he appeared before a US Senate Judiciary Committee
hearing on the death penalty appeals process.
His appearances contributed to the state-wide adoption of new laws
information sharing with defense counsel, procedural changes in eyewitness
and what was referred to as the Hunt Effect - a more alert and critical attitude
among jurors - in legal proceedings.
After being wrongfully convicted twice, of rape and murder in a
high profile case that resulted in
Hunt spending more than18 years incarcerated for a crime that he did not commit,
he decided that he would
spend the rest of his life being a voice for the voiceless.
As a result of his case, North Carolina created an Innocence Inquiry Commission—the first
of its kind in the country.
This commission has subpoena power, which has made it a very effective tool
in exonerating the innocent.
Darryl Hunt’s story has been told in an HBO Documentary film, “The Trials of
Darryl Hunt”, which premiered on HBO in April, 2007.
Darryl Hunt not only believed that a justice system that imprisons the innocent
and leaves the guilty on the street
to commit more crimes affects us all, but he firmly believed that if just one
young person is positively influenced as a result of his story, then his time away from his family was not
Darryl Hunt, wrongfully convicted of murder in a highly publicized case in Winston-Salem and who became a symbol of forgiveness after being exonerated, was found dead on a Sunday morning in March 2016 by Winston-Salem police. READ MORE
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