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Death penalty is Prejean topic


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean will talk about her efforts to abolish the death penalty on Tuesday at Loyola University. 

Her presentation is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Loyola's Jesuit Social Research Institute, St. Gabriel Catholic Church and Trinity Episcopal Church. 

It is set for 7 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. 

Prejean began her prison ministry in the 1980s when she became pen pals with death row inmate and convicted killer Patrick Sonnier. The nun witnessed the execution process firsthand and wrote about her experiences in the best-selling book "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States." 

More information is available by calling 504-861-5448.

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