2009-2010 Academic Year :: Spring Wyant Lecture
Since 1984, Sister Helen has divided her time between campaigning against the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners. This experience raised her concerns that some of those executed were not guilty, which inspired her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, released in 2004. Today Sister Helen works with the Death Penalty Discourse Center, the Moratorium Campaign and the Dead Man Walking Play Project. She is presently at work on another book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey to Death Row.