Dead Man Walking

Sister Helen Prejean’s moving experience with a death row inmate and families of victims of a dual murder became a powerful editorial against the death penalty in the film Dead Man Walking, which has been nominated for an award in the category of Human Rights. Claims that death by lethal injection are more humane than other forms of capital punishment were clearly belied in a film that showed that “an eye for an eye” justice produced tears over the barbarity of using state-approved murder as a penalty. MH