Picking Cotton: rape, identity, conviction, liberation & forgiveness

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton - PopTech 2010 - Camden, Maine

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton - PopTech 2010 - Camden, Maine

The story of Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton is one of liberation and forgiveness. In 1984, Thompson testified that Cotton raped her, for which he was sentenced to life in prison.  Eleven years later, DNA evidence cleared him of the crime.  Thompson and Cotton went on to write a memoir together about their experience.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton - PopTech 2010 - Camden, Maine

Hear their story. Watch the video.