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Helen Prejean and Death Row.

Helen Prejean's book, "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States" (Random House) details her experience working with death row inmates in Louisiana. Prejean has come to believe that the death penalty is not only ineffective as a deterrent, but that the government can't be trusted to decide who should live and who should die. Prejean is a Roman Catholic nun.

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Other segments from the episode on July 13, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 13, 1993: Interview with Helen Prejean; Interview with Anne Campbell; Review of the album "The Who's Tommy."

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