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Mar 20, 2021BlueHippo rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazing story. I actually did a little research and found that the events and people in this movie are astoundingly accurate. The only change I found was at the end and it had to do with the prosecutor. I appreciate that, when telling a story as profound as this one, the filmmakers were able to stick to the actual facts as closely as they did. This man (Johnny D) was not the first and will not be the last (note that in reality the sheriff was re-elected several more times until he finally retired) who was and will be the victims of racial bigotry and legal injustice. My guess is that this kind of stuff is being played out everyday in Alabama and elsewhere, especially in the South. One of the other inmates who was servicing time (on death row) with Johnny D has also been exonerated by the Equal Justice Initiative after serving over 30 years on death row. There’s something really wrong when a person can be sent to lock up on death row before they are even tried in a court of law.