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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...

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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