The latest documentary on the West Memphis Three – three men who spent nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted of crimes they didn’t commit – includes the uncovering of exculpatory DNA evidence and their subsequent release on Alford pleas, which require them to plead guilty yet allow them to maintain their innocence.
Fear convicted them
Stubborn pride kept them in chains
Freedom at a price
By Daniel J. Hoag
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory is now playing on HBO.