Sister Helen Prejean on the Christian Imperative to Abolish the Death Penalty


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Roman Catholic sister, author, and social justice advocate, Helen Prejean speaks with Rev. Jim Wallis about the recent and upcoming executions of federal death row inmates by the Trump administration. Sister Prejean shares how she became one of the pioneering leaders in the movement to abolish the death penalty. She tells her 30-year journey and how she keeps faith and hope after witnessing countless death penalty executions.

"The hope is in the people," Sister Prejean says. "I have to say, getting out of that execution chamber that night in the dark I remember thinking very clearly, the American people are good people. They're buying into this only because they don't know what's going on."

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