The nation’s foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty, Sister Helen Prejean ignited a national debate on capital punishment with her bestselling book Dead Man Walking and the Academy Award-winning movie, play and opera it inspired. Prejean has spent her life campaigning against the death penalty, counseling individual death row prisoners and working with murder victims’ family members.

In a recent article for The Nation, Sister Prejean detailed how ex-President Trump’s execution spree laid bare the death penalty’s fundamental flaws and how and why President Joe Biden must make good on his promise to end it. Join the conversation with Sister Prejean and Editorial Director and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel about this hopeful new moment and what we can do to support it.

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