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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continued

headshot of Sr. Helen Prejean

Helen Prejean, CSJ, is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated Dead Man Walking (Random House, 1993) and more recently The Death of Innocents (Random House, 2004), both eyewitness accounts of the death penalty in the United States.

Over the past 15 years, she has accompanied six death row inmates to their executions. In the fourth annual Prophetic Voices of the Church lecture, she details her ongoing fight in the years before and since Dead Man Walking against the injustices of the death penalty.