Sister Helen Prejean: 30-year mission to end capital punishment

Sister Helen Prejean

all credits: KSUT News
published: 7 January 2022

Sister Helen Prejean is known worldwide for her outspoken opposition to the death penalty. Over three decades, she’s worked to increase a national dialogue on capital punishment and to shape the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to execution.

She is the author of three books, including Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty that had sparked a national debate. It [also] became a bestseller and an Academy Award-winning movie.

KSUT News spoke to Prejean about her continuing involvement in work to abolish the death penalty.

Interview topics include:

  • Ending capital punishment in Colorado in 2020
  • The role race and poverty play in the quality of legal defense
  • How making the death penalty “visible,” as she says, is a way to shift public opinion

Listen to the interview to hear more.

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