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Helen Prejean

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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    Time rushes by and yet time is frozen. Funny how we get so exact about time at the end of life and at its beginning. She died at 6:08 or 3:46, we say, or the baby was born at 4:02. But in between we slosh through huge swatches of time—weeks, months, years, decades even.
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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 government—which can’t be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill.
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    I wish I were where Helen lies,
    Night and day on me she cries;
    And I am weary of the skies,
    For her sake that died for me.
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