Sister Helen Prejean and the Death Penalty: Decades of Fighting Capital Punishment
Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated her life to opposing the death penalty after she witnessed an execution in her home state of Louisiana. Her efforts have sparked a national dialogue on capital punishment and she has helped shape the Catholic Church’s position on the topic. In 2011, she donated her personal archives to the university to help the DePaul community continue to learn from her work. On this episode of DePaul Download, Sister Helen talks about life’s work and what keeps her going.
University Marketing and Communications and Prejean, Helen. (2020) Sister Helen Prejean and the Death Penalty: Decades of Fighting Capital Punishment.