Go listen to this — Sister Helen Prejean on Minnesota Public Radio
She’s the author of Dead Man Walking.
She’s brilliant, compassionate, and she has a lot to say about the death penalty.
I can’t say it any better than she does. She’s been with men who have been executed. She makes all the right arguments against the death penalty. She grew up a privileged white girl in Louisiana, she found her calling as a nun and in particular to help the poor. She wrote to death row inmates, they wrote back. She formed a relationship with them. She has a lot to say.