We are thrilled to report that after 18 years, Damien Echols has been released from death row and Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley have been freed from prison. The three men, known as the West Memphis Three, have always maintained their innocence. Read the New York Times breaking story.
We'd like to thank the nearly ten thousand supporters who took action last year on behalf of Damien Echols and the other two men.
Your action made a difference. You helped save three lives--one from execution and two from a lifetime behind bars.
Thank you for standing up for justice and speaking out for the innocent. These victories remind us that we are winning. With your continued activism and financial support, we are confident that the wins will continue.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often repeated the saying, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
Thanks to your actions and your support, we know that we will keep bending that arc and we will end the death penalty in our lifetime.
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