Corinne's Reviews > Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate

Dead Man Walking by Helen Prejean
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Jul 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: american-nonfiction, philosophy, non-fiction
Read in November, 2009 — I own a copy

This book is about a woman's fight against the death penalty. It supplies you with a lot of interesting information about the process, and helps connect multiple perspectives.

I've always been moderately against the death penalty, but I never expected what would happen while reading this book. My friend was shot and murdered by a gang member in Chicago. Honestly, at that time I wanted to kill the person who did that to him myself.

It let me think about the content on a whole new level, and possibly it helped me forgive a little too. Overall, an insightful read on a topic I think everyone should at least be informed about.

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