Michael Semanchik is the managing attorney and media coordinator for the California Innocence Project. Mike has been...
To move away from the death penalty as a country, the public needs be able to see inside the process and understand its effects. Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated much of her life to ministering to those affected by the death penalty, from death row inmates to guards to families of murder victims, and has worked to help the public and the church change their thinking on this issue. Michael Semanchik talks with Sister Helen about her keynote address at the conference and the importance of sharing personal stories to unveil the injustice of capital punishment.
Host Michael Semanchik is the managing attorney for the California Innocence Project.
Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work advocating against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions.