- Former death row inmate Ricky Jackson was exonerated after 39 years behind bars
- Jackson asked Hillary Clinton about her support for death penalty at town hall Sunday night
- He says that though he respects Clinton's point of view, he completely disagrees with it
Ricky Jackson was a Cleveland teenager in 1975 when he was sent to death row for a murder he didn't commit. He came within two months of his execution date when his sentence was reduced to life in prison because of a paperwork error. He was exonerated and walked free in 2014 after serving 39 years in prison -- the longest sentence by an exoneree in U.S. history.
He is a sought-after speaker and recently gave a TED Talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
(CNN)At the CNN Town Hall meeting between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last night, I had the privilege of asking Clinton how she could still support the death penalty in light of all the innocent people in this county in recent years who have been wrongfully convicted and sent to death row.