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18 Years and 78 Days in Prison on a Wrongful Conviction

Three boy scouts were murdered in 1993 in West Memphis Arkansas. Police believed that the children were killed in a Satanic ritual. Damien Echols, his best friend Jason Baldwin, and a school associate named Jessie Misskelley were blamed, tried, and convicted for the murders without any hard evidence of doing the crime.

In 2011, after 18 years and 78 days in prison, the men were given back their freedom. In Life After Death, Damien Echols talks about his experiences with the justice system and readjusting to society. Below, he talks to the women of The View about his time in prison.

By Readers' Advisor on March 9, 2013 Categories: Books, Nonfiction

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