'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory': West Memphis Three, Damien Echols & Jason Baldwin Exclusive (VIDEO)
When "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" premiered on HBO in 1996, it documented the Arkansas judicial system's corrupt handling of the West Memphis Three, a trio of teens wrongfully convicted of murdering three boys in their Christian hometown.
The TV movie's sequel, "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations," premiered in 2000 and left little doubt that the convicted trio, the West Memphis Three -- Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin -- were innocent.
More than a decade later, in August 2011, "Paradise Lost" filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky had just finished editing the third film in the franchise, when they learned that the West Memphis Three had been released, thanks in part to the Alford plea, which allowed them to walk free even though they're still convicted murderers.
Now re-edited, "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," premieres on HBO on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. EST, and HuffPost TV has some exclusive clips from the latest installment of the ground-breaking documentary series.
In the first two below, convicted murderers, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, now in their mid-30s, reflect on life outside the cell in footage from 1993.
Echols, sentenced to death, speaks about his baby in the first clip, and how he'd like the world to remember him as a person. In the segment, Echols reveals how people in his town think that his son was born as a sacrifice, which he finds cruel. "We had a baby because we wanted to be a family," Echols mourned.
In the second clip, Jason Baldwin talks about what he's lost while sitting behind bars and what he could be doing now, in more 1993 footage. Baldwin says he spent his days "thinking about [his] mother and how she feels right now because it's hurting her more than it's hurting [him]."