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.
This gripping 1995 interview is sadly still as relevant today. Update at end describes current state of executions in the US. For more, visit her website sisterhelen.org
Host(s): Carol Boss
Featured Speakers/Guests: Sister Helen Prejean, campaigner against the death penalty, author of Dead Man Walking.
Credits: Interview by Carol Boss, produced at community radio KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, New Mexico; update by WINGS series producer Frieda Werden
Comments: Original recording from 1995. Unfortunately, still relevant. Trump judges cleared the way to end a moratorium on executions, and Trump killed 13 federal prisoners in his last 7 months of office. Sister Helen is still campaigning against the death penalty. Website: sisterhelen.org