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Dead Man Walking

Summary: Essay shows how people go to prison not for their crime but for their status in society in the novel "Dead Man Walking" by Sister Helen Prejean.
Within Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean, there seems to be this ideal on how inmates are sent down death row not simply for their heinous crimes committed, but rather because of their race, wealth (or lack there of) and geography, for these all play a big roll in how a case may be determined. Which relates exactly to how Pat Sonnier's case, the murderer of two teenagers, played out.

Milliard Farmer, the lawyer who volunteered to take Pat Sonnier's case, tells us that most inmates on death row are there because of horrible defendant lawyers.

...99 percent of death-row inmates are poor. `They get the kind of defense they pay for.' He explains that the high court's stringent standard of judging ineffectiveness of counsel now puts the burden of proof on a defendant's appellate attorney to demonstrate that the defense counsel blunders directly affected the jury's...

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