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“Dead Man Walking” Author interviewed on the Death Penalty

The US federal government and 26 states still have the death penalty - 13 federal prisoners were executed in the last 7 months of Trump's Presidency.

Carol Boss interviewed Sister Helen before the movie of her book Dead Man Walking was released in 1995. In 2021, The US federal government and 26 states still have the death penalty – 13 federal prisoners were executed in the last 7 months of Trump’s Presidency.

Part 1: Prejean describes how she came to be an activist for poor and racialized people and against the death penalty and its surrounding politics.
Part 2: Prejean discusses mental health of death row workers, public opinion, politics, the courts, and the film Dead Man Walking.
 
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