The Resource Life after death, Damien Echols

Life after death, Damien Echols

Label
Life after death
Title
Life after death
Statement of responsibility
Damien Echols
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr. were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The ensuing trial was rife with inconsistencies, false testimony and superstition. Echols was accused of, among other things, practising witchcraft and satanic rituals, a result of the "satanic panic" prevalent in the media at the time. Baldwin and Miskelley were sentenced to life in prison. Echols, deemed the ringleader, was sentenced to death. He was eighteen years old. In a shocking reversal of events, all three were suddenly released in August 2011. This is Damien Echols' story in full: from abuses by prison guards and wardens, to descriptions of inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane for nearly two decades. In these pages, Echols describes the terrors he experienced every day and his outrage toward the American justice system, and offers a firsthand account of living on Death Row in heartbreaking, agonizing detail
Summary
A "West Memphis Three" member's account of his 18-year death-row incarceration, made famous by the HBO documentary series <i>Paradise Lost</i>, discusses the justice system flaws that led to his conviction, the abuses he suffered in prison and the trio's vindication in 2011
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10133446
Cataloging source
DLC
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Echols, Damien
Dewey number
  • 364.66092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8700.E33
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Echols, Damien
  • Death row inmates
  • Prisoners
  • False imprisonment
Target audience
adult
Label
Life after death, Damien Echols
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn778419243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9780399160202
Lccn
2012026115
System control number
(OCoLC)778419243
Label
Life after death, Damien Echols
Publication
Control code
ocn778419243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9780399160202
Lccn
2012026115
System control number
(OCoLC)778419243

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