Next month the state of Arkansas will execute eight of its 33 inmates, in pairs over four evenings and by lethal injection.
For more than 18 years Damien Echols was one of those on death row. He knows all eight men and says Don W. Davis, scheduled to die April 17, "kept me alive."
Here's his full Arkansas Public Media interview with reporter Ann Kenda in which he talks about the justice of capital punishment, life on death row, life after death row and his wife, Lorri, whom he married while on the block.
Echols was reached at his home in New York.