Dead Man Walking Study Guide

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean

Dead Man Walking is a non-fiction book by Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean. It takes its title from the traditional call of "Dead man walking, here," used to indicate the transport of a death row prisoner to the electric chair in the 1950s and before. The book recounts conditions on Death Row and is a call for an end to capital punishment. It looks at the lives of several prisoners within the system, exposing injustice, corruption, and brutality in American prisons.

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