Contributor biographical information for Picking Cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption / Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo.


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JENNIFER THOMPSON-CANNINO lives in North Carolina with her family. She speaks frequently about the need for judicial reform, and is a member of the North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission, the advisory committee for Active Voices, and the Constitution Project. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Durham-Herald Sun, and the Tallahassee Democrat.

RONALD COTTON lives with his wife and daughter in North Carolina. He has spoken at various schools and conferences including Washington and Lee University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Georgetown Law School, and the Community March for Justice for Troy Anthony Davis in Savannah, GA.

ERIN TORNEO is a Los Angeles-based writer. She was a 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Fellow.

The authors received the 2008 Soros Justice Media Fellowship for PICKING COTTON.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Thompson-Cannino, Jennifer.
Rape victims -- North Carolina -- Burlington -- Biography.
Rape -- North Carolina -- Burlington -- Case studies.
Cotton, Ronald.
Forgiveness -- Case studies.