Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean is the author of “River of Fire: On Becoming an Activist” (2020) and “Dead Man Walking" (1994).  She is the founder of the Ministry Against the Death Penalty.

Articles by this author

It’s time for us, awake to the inviolable dignity of all human beings, even those who have committed terrible crimes, to remove that power from the hands of those who should never have been entrusted with it in the first place.(Photo: Kurt and Sybilla/ cc/ Flickr) Views
Friday, December 04, 2020
Each Inmate Awaiting Execution on Trump’s Watch Is a Person—One Whose Life Story Cries Out for Mercy
The Trump administration is engaged in a full-court press to execute as many people on federal death row as possible before Jan. 20. Attorney General William P. Barr has already overseen eight executions since July . Five more are scheduled before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who...
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