This is a 121-minute documentary produced in 2012.
This film is a sequel to the films Paradise Lost: "The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" and Paradise Lost 2: "Revelations".
The three films chronicle the arrest, 18-year imprisonment, and eventual release of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, otherwise known as the West Memphis Three.
The films are considered to play a substantial role in generating publicity, awareness, and support for the innocence of the West Memphis 3.
In August 2011, four months before the hearing is to take place, the prosecutors and defense lawyers talked over a plea deal that would allow the three men to walk out of prison, on the condition that they plead guilty but can maintain their innocence.
They reluctantly accept the deal.
After 18 years and 78 days, they walk free from prison.
There is definitely something wrong with the Arkansas judicial system.
The three men are victims of this terrible system.
It is a profoundly thought-provoking documentary that shows no system, nobody for that matter, is perfect.
If you have seen the original 'Paradise Lost' you will see a lot of repetition of archive film clips in this 3rd installment of the WM3 event. 17 years later the 3 young convicted killers are now adults, one still carrying a death penalty. This 3rd installment dealt with their release from prison. However, at the end of the film one still does not know if they were really the killers, and if not, who the killer/killers may be. That is the most unsatisfying aspect of this real-life tragic story.
I put my comment in the wrong place, I meant to put it in the comment section of "Life After Death" by Damien Echols.
Johnny Depp Natalie Maines and Eddie Vedder donated some of the millions it took to get new DNA tests and kick the wheels of justice into motion. Even then that Arkansas lynch mob forced those wrongly accused who spent 20 years in jail to plead guilty before releasing them (and you know there was overwhelming evidence of their innocence if those southern inbreds budged an inch on their bigoted hysterical original conviction which was based on the fact that the accused listened to heavy metal!) Now the falsely accused have felony murder on their record for the rest of their lives. That's southern justice baby!
a prime example of how the media influences justice.
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