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West of Memphis (movie)

'Memphis' and why death penalty must be repealed

'Memphis' and why death penalty must be repealed

As Maryland legislators debate the repeal of the state's death penalty, everyone should go to see an excellent documentary, "West of Memphis," directed by Amy Berg. Sadly, three teenagers were falsely convicted of murders which someone else committed and they had their youth taken from them. Only because of the dedication of so many supporters were the three released after serving around 19 years in prison. However, they can't be compensated by the state of Arkansas because the government refuses to admit its malfeasance.

I greatly appreciated the interview related to the movie ("Q&A: Freed Damian Echols," Feb. 8). Mr. Echols was the only one of the three who...