Sister Helen Prejean On Love, Forgiveness And Restorative Justice

Sister Helen Prejean On Love, Forgiveness And Restorative Justice
Longtime anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. Her book "Dead Man Walking" was the inspiration for the film and now the opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Sister Helen Prejean On Love, Forgiveness And Restorative Justice
Longtime anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. Her book "Dead Man Walking" was the inspiration for the film and now the opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Jason Marck / WBEZ

Sister Helen Prejean On Love, Forgiveness And Restorative Justice

Published in 1993, Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir Dead Man Walking sparked national debate on capital punishment and inspired an Academy Award-winning movie, a play and an opera. The opera, with more than 60 productions across the world, debuts at Lyric Opera on Saturday.

Reset sits down with Sister Helen to discuss her collaboration on the opera and her life’s work to end capital punishment in the U.S.

GUEST: Sister Helen Prejean, author and anti-death penalty activist