The Sun Does Shine Setting & Symbolism

Anthony Ray Hinton
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Death Row, Holman Prison

Death Row at Holman Prison is where Ray spends thirty years of his life for a crime he did not commit. Holman and the row have a reputation for abominable conditions. The men are isolated in individual cells and cannot see each other, though they can hear each other. Every night, the row is filled with the sounds of men crying and moaning. At the end of the row is the execution chamber and the cell where the men are moved to right before they are killed. There is no proper ventilation and the smell of death chokes the men after every electrocution. Rats and cockroaches abound and there is very little sunlight. The men on death row are only permitted to leave their cells once a day for a fifteen minute walk in circles around the yard and for an hour once a...

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