dead man walking an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the united states

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Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 0307787699
Genre : Law
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 9780679751311
Genre : Law
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A Catholic nun shares her unique perspective of the death penalty gained through her counseling of death-row inmates

Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 000628003X
Genre : Social Science
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When Helen Prejean is invited to write to a prisoner on Death Row who brutally killed two teenagers, she has little idea how much it will change her life. Although she abhors his crime, she befriends one man as he faces the electric chair. Dead Man Walking is Helen Prejean's gripping true story, which formed the basis for a major motion picture event. As powerful an indictment of the death penalty as has ever been written, her book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

The Death Of Innocents

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 9780307277022
Genre : Social Science
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From the author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking comes a brave and fiercely argued new book that tests the moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we’re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O’Dell. Both were convicted of murder on flimsy evidence (O’Dell’s principal accuser was a jailhouse informant who later recanted his testimony). Both were executed in spite of numerous appeals. Sister Helen Prejean watched both of them die.As she recounts these men’s cases and takes us through their terrible last moments, Prejean brilliantly dismantles the legal and religious arguments that have been used to justify the death penalty. Riveting, moving, and ultimately damning, The Death of Innocents is a book we dare not ignore. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Victims Of Dead Man Walking

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ISBN : 1455613614
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Dead Man Walking

Author : Tim Robbins
ISBN : 1557043000
Genre : Performing Arts
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Includes the Academy-Award nominated script, and scene-by-scene notes written exclusively for this edition by Tim Robbins detailing the choices he made during production and post-production. 20 b/w photos. The Newmarket Shooting Script(tm) Series features an attractive 7 x 9 1/4 inch format that includes a facsimile of the film's shooting script, as chosen by the writer and/or director, exclusive notes on the film's production and history, stills, and credits.

Helen Prejean

Author : Joyce Duriga
ISBN : 9780814646878
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No person has worked more effectively toward the abolition of the death penalty in the United States than Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her best-selling book Dead Man Walking, and the hit Hollywood film adaptation in which she was played by Susan Sarandon, was a catalyst for drawing national attention to the issue. In the years since then, her continuing and often controversial work with death-row inmates has kept the issue near the forefront of national debate. She has confronted lawyers and judges, politicians and the media, to expose the indignity and injustice of the death penalty and inhumane prison conditions. In Helen Prejean: Death Row’s Nun, Joyce Duriga explores Sister Helen’s life growing up in upper-middle-class Louisiana, her growing awareness of the injustice of the death penalty, and its disproportionate targeting of the poor and minorities, and her introduction to death-row inmates Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie. Through this book, readers will witness her life’s work with victims and their families, and see how she came to understand her role in prison ministry, not only as an activist but as a champion fighting for hope and restorative justice for those facing the death penalty.

Forgiving The Dead Man Walking

Author : Debbie Morris
ISBN : 9780310231875
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Robert Willie, the death-row prisoner in Dead Man Walking, was convicted of raping a woman who tells her story here.

Dead Family Walking

Author : D. D. De Vinci
ISBN : 0977188108
Genre : Social Science
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A potent rebuttal to Dead Man Walking. Authorized detailed account by the Bourque family twenty eight years after the murder of their daughter. The crime was the basis of the book and movie Dead Man Walking.

Don T Kill In Our Names

Author : Rachel King
ISBN : 0813531829
Genre : Social Science
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Presents the stories of ten members of a national anti-death penalty group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, describing what led them to choose forgiveness for the killers of their loved ones instead of revenge.

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