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Sr. Helen Prejean Profile (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-01-14

Duration: 00:11:04

Subjects: Prejean, Helen | Death row inmates | Capital Punishment | Louisiana State Penitentiary


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Prejean, Helen Interviewee
  • Krasnoff, Sandy Interviewee


This segment from the January 14, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s profile of Sister Helen Prejean, the author of “Dead Man Walking.” She discusses: living in the St. Thomas Projects in New Orleans; her correspondence and visits with death row inmate Elmo Patrick Sonnier; and her work as a co-founder of the Louisiana Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Chapa also interviews Sandy Krasnoff of Victims and Citizens Against Crime.