Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean )

Sister Helen Prejean

Bio Life-lover, anti-death penalty activist, spiritual adviser to men and women on death row. Author of Dead Man Walking, The Death of Innocents, and River of Fire.
Location New Orleans, LA
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Account created 15-03-2008 19:57:38
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iPhone : Sister @HelenPrejean on fighting despair and finding hope, from our most recent Nation Conversation. Check out all our upcoming conversations and join us!

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iPhone : Former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson’s dissents on mass incarceration garnered international acclaim. But her rise as the first Black woman on the court required overcoming repeated obstacles from the state’s white power structure.

iPhone : Curtis Flowers, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death after six trials and re-trials, will receive compensation from Mississippi:…

Twitter for iPad : Supporters of Julius Jones marched to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Thursday, delivering boxes filled with more than 6 million signatures of people who signed a petition asking that Jones be granted clemency or that his sentence be commuted:…

iPhone : In 'River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey,' Sister Sister Helen Prejean describes her spiritual journey in this intimate work that chronicles her life as part of a privileged Baton Rouge family, and then as an advocate for those at the margins.


iPhone : As Los Angeles District Attorney, I will never seek the death penalty. Why?

The death penalty:
- is racist
- has no public safety value
- revictimizes survivors
- is irreversible
- is expensive

Its past time to abolish capital punishment.

iPhone : BREAKING: Lawmakers in Virginia, which historically has used the death penalty more than any other state, have given final approval to a bill ending end capital punishment.

iPhone : Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has had years to turn over evidence in Richard Glossip’s case. What’s the hold up, Mr. Prater?…

iPhone : Conditions are dire inside Texas prisons. This is the often-forgotten side of natural disasters and other extreme weather events:…

iPhone : Sen. Tim Kaine: “I believe Virginia’s soon-to-be-finalized decision to abandon the death penalty stands as a singular achievement marking a repudiation of racism and a commitment to justice.”…

iPhone : .elizabeth bruenig: “As long as one brick of Terre Haute’s death house remains stacked upon another, it will invite further executions carried out by future administrations and future courts.” The only full solution is to end the federal death penalty for good.…

iPhone : A recent audit revealed that the California District Attorneys Association, an advocacy group that represents most of the state’s prosecutors, siphoned funds intended for environmental and worker protection cases and instead used them to lobby against criminal justice reform.