Come to University Forum at 10:30 am in PMC to hear Sister
Helen Prejean speak.
Prejean is the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty (1993), a true account of her experience working with the capital punishment system as a spiritual advisor to several inmates.
She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and a spot on the 1994 American Library Associates Notable Book List. It remained at the top of the New York Times Bestselling List for 31 weeks. In 1996, a film adaptation starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn was released.
Prejean continues to speak, lecture, and educate on the death penalty around the United States. Her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (2004) chronicles the story of Dobie Gillis Williams and Joseph OâDell, two men who were wrongfully executed.