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Sr. Helen Prejean stands in front of the Hope House in New Orleans where she volunteered with low-income residents in the early 1970s . Prejean, the author of “Dead Man Walking,” has fought against the death penalty since the 1980s and spoke on campus last week to students about the criminal justice system the same week the Boston bomber faces trial. (Photo courtesy of DePaul University Special Collections and Archives)

Sr. Helen Prejean testifies in Boston Marathon bomber trial after speaking at DePaul

Megan Deppen May 12, 2015

Death penalty opponent and activist Sr. Helen Prejean testified for the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense Monday, just weeks after visiting DePaul to speak against the death penalty. "I...

Protestors stand outside the trial of surviving Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many in the Christian community have driven anti-death penalty activism, despite common labeling as conservatives. (AP Photo/Justin Saglio)

Nation of divisions: Pro-life viewpoints on the death penalty, abortion

Brendan Pedersen May 10, 2015

As a nation of relative diversity, we enjoy putting others and ourselves into neat little boxes. When it comes to political expectation, the establishment-minded and god-fearing conservative enjoys the...

A gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Death penalty in context of an imperfect justice system

Emily Clement May 3, 2015

What does the United States have in common with Somalia, North Korea, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya? They're the seven countries rated most corrupt by Transparency International. Each...

Sr. Helen Prejean stands in front of the Hope House in New Orleans where she volunteered with low-income residents in the early 1970s . Prejean, the author of “Dead Man Walking,” has fought against the death penalty since the 1980s and spoke on campus last week to students about the criminal justice system the same week the Boston bomber faces trial. (Photo courtesy of DePaul University Special Collections and Archives)

Sr. Helen Prejean: The 30-year fight against the death penalty

Megan Deppen April 26, 2015

Two years after the photos flooded media worldwide, a jury in a non-death penalty state must decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, should be...

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