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Damien Echols with Patt Morrison

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Damien Echols with KPCC's Patt Morrison

After 18 years and 78 days sentenced to death in an Arkansas prison, Damien Echols was released when new evidence cleared his name. His life became the subject of numerous books and documentaries like HBO's "Paradise Lost" and the forthcoming film, "West of Memphis," but in "Life After Death," Echols himself explains coping with spending nearly half of his life on death row. KPCC's Patt Morrison talked with Echols about his own side of the story.

An extended version of this interview can be found at Patt Morrison's website.


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