Damien Echols & Lorri Davis
Documentarians, experts on the justice system and speakers on Life After Death
About Damien Echols & Lorri Davis
Damien Echols and Lorri Davis met in 1996, and were married in a Buddhist ceremony at Tucker Maximum Security Unit in Tucker, Arkansas, in 1999. Born in 1974, Echols grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. At the age of eighteen, he was wrongfully convicted of murder, along with Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley, Jr., thereafter known as The West Memphis Three. Echols received a death sentence and spent almost eighteen years on death row until he, Baldwin, and Misskelley were released in 2011. The WM3 have been the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Echols is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, Life After Death (2012), and a self-published memoir, Almost Home (2005).
Lorri Davis was born and raised in West Virginia. A landscape architect by training, she worked in England and New York City until relocating to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1998. For more than a decade, Davis spearheaded a full-time effort toward Echols’ release from prison, which encompassed all aspects of the legal case and forensic investigation; she was instrumental in raising funds for the defense and served as producer (with Echols) of West of Memphis. Since the WM3’s release in August 2011, Echols and Davis have toured the United States and abroad to support their book and film, as well as lecture frequently at universities and colleges. They have appeared together on CBS Sunday Morning, Anderson Cooper Live, The View, and elsewhere; and they have been featured in all mainstream print media, including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and The Boston Globe. Echols and Davis live in Massachusetts.
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