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Democracy Now! speaks with Sister Helen Prejean, whose bestselling book, "Dead Man Walking," was turned into the Academy Award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sister Helen is the founder of Survive, a victims’ advocacy group in New Orleans, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims. "Dead Man Walking" is the journey of a Catholic nun accompanying inmates sentenced to death and her campaign to abolish the death penalty.

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In this extended web-only interview, Sister Helen Prejean talks about the 20th anniversary of her landmark book "Dead Man Walking," that chronicles her years of anti-death penalty activism. [includes rush transcript]

Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing the Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke’s Grandmother

Women of the Year annual lecture - Sister Helen Prejean on campaigning against the death penalty

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Walk the Talk Show: Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Mary Prejean has some powerful words to say about forgiveness.

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Sister Helen Prejean

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Oklahoma death row inmate's supporters: 'He's just such a good man'

With Richard Glossip’s execution due on Wednesday his defenders include Sister Helen Prejean and a New York man who says he has become his best friend

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Tsarnaev Expressed Sympathy for Boston Bombing Victims, Sister Helen Prejean Says

sarnaev Expressed Sympathy for Boston Bombing Victims, Sister Helen Prejean Says By KATHARINE Q. SEELYEMAY 11, 2015