18 January 2024
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Author Visit & Sharp Dressed Man Van
Experience an enlightening and thought-provoking evening with John Huffington, the acclaimed author of Innocent: An Obscene Miscarriage of Justice.
In 1981, at the age of eighteen, John N. Huffington was found guilty of a double homicide in Harford County, Maryland. He was given two death sentences plus 21 years in what became known as the Memorial Day Murders.
Maintaining his innocence from day one, John spent 32 years, 2 months, and 28 days in the Maryland Prison System, the first 10 years of his sentence were on death row. His lost years included stints at Supermax and other sites notorious for corruption and violence. It took more than three decades, two trials, and numerous appeals before DNA evidence in the case finally helped secure John’s release in 2013.
Told in his own words, this powerful true story of an innocent man caught in a flawed justice system is simultaneously heartbreaking and enraging. It’s a challenge to the belief system of “innocent until proven guilty,” where there is no clear line between justice and the condemned.
Copies of John’s book will be available for signing.
Sharp Dressed Man, a nonprofit organization that supplies high-quality, gently used clothing to empower men to secure employment and regain self-confidence, will be onsite fitting professional clothing and suits. This resource is free and open to the public, no registration or qualification is required.
This event has been funded in part by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.