Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., (b. April 21, 1939, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a Roman Catholic religious sister, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, who has become a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.
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“...if I were to be murdered I would not want my murderer executed. I would not want my death avenged. Especially by governmentwhich cant be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill.”
—Helen Prejean (b. 1940)