In 1993, Damien Echols was one of three teenagers—the “West Memphis Three”—arrested for the murders of three boys in Arkansas. In the ensuing trial, which was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria, 18-year-old Echols was sentenced to death. The WM3 became known worldwide as a symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment, with thousands of supporters and many celebrities calling for a new trial. And then, in August 2011, all three men were released. Now Echols, author of the memoir Life After Death, shares his story.