By Helen Prejean
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean grew to become the non secular consultant to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of 2 young ones who used to be sentenced to die within the electrical chair of Louisiana's Angola nation felony. within the months sooner than Sonnier's loss of life, the Roman Catholic nun got here to understand a guy who used to be as terrified as he had as soon as been terrifying. while, she got here to understand the households of the sufferers and the boys whose task it used to be to execute him--men who frequently harbored doubts in regards to the rightness of what they have been doing.
Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly relocating religious trip via our approach of capital punishment. Confronting either the plight of the condemned and the trend of the bereaved, the desires of a crime-ridden society and the Christian significant of affection, Dead guy Walking is an unheard of examine the human results of the loss of life penalty, a ebook that's either enlightening and devastating.
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