A vowed Roman Catholic Nun, Sr. Helen Prejean has become one of the world's leading opponents of capital punishment. After counseling death row inmates-- and then witnessing their executions-- she told her story in the now classic book "Dead Man Walking". The book went on to become a hit film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, a stage play, and even an opera-- and Sr. Helen went on to become the Chairperson of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Her work has continued-- criss-crossing the globe to speak out about what she has seen and learned through her work. Her second book, "The Death of Innocents," focuses on wrongful executions. On this episode of InnerVIEWS..., Ernie's conversation with author and activist, Sister Helen Prejean.
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Episode #909 / Length: 26 minutes