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Dead Man Walking

The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate

Helen Prejean

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to ...
Publish Date
May 31
First Published in 1993
Goodreads rating
Nov 09, 2020
@AlanLevinovitz I changed my position on the death penalty after reading Dead Man Walking. I had no idea how unfair the judicial system. I had moved from Canada a few months before and read the book and it completely changed my mind.      source