Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria’s prisoners

Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

Enugu, Nigeria – Each morning, 56-year-old Clinton Kanu wakes up on a thin mattress laid on the tiled floor of his tiny flat.

He lives on the third floor of a modest apartment building in the southeastern Nigerian city of Enugu, in a flat not much bigger than a walk-in closet.

He takes a moment to look around the room. There is not much to see. A battered, rust-colored armchair sags in the corner beside a barred window that overlooks the neighborhood’s red dirt roads. Sunlight filters through a lace curtain, exposing the dirt caked into the textured pattern painted on the pale yellow and grey walls.

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