Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Summary
Helen Prejean

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Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States Summary

Sister Helen Prejean teaches at Hope High School and works with the poor of New Orleans when Chava Colon, representing an organization known as the Prison Coalition, asks if she will become a pen pal with a prisoner. She agrees and is assigned to write to Elmo Patrick Sonnier, convicted of the murder of a teenage couple. Helen is young and excitable and sends off a picture of herself with her first letter...

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