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Fri 9/28, 2012, 7:30pm
Damien Echols
A Conversation on Life After Death

In 1993, Damien Echols was one of three teenagers arrested for the murders of three boys in Arkansas. Dubbed “The West Memphis Three,” the three teens were put on trial, which many saw as a literal and figurative witch-hunt. Quickly 18-year-old Echols was deemed the ringleader and sentenced to death. In August 2011, after many appeals, all three men were finally released—although some are not convinced of their innocence. Echols shares his story—abuse by prison officials, deplorable living conditions, outrage toward our justice system—in his new memoir Life After Death. In a conversation moderated by KIRO Radio host Luke Burbank, Echols joins a conversation in a special Town Hall presentation with entrepreneur, musician, and activist Danny Bland and pro bono prisoner’s rights advocate and attorney from the Innocence Project Kelly Canary. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series with University Book Store. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

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