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Sister Helen Prejean speaks at death penalty event in Atlanta

Sister Helen Prejean will join other faith leaders on Thursday for a forum on the death penalty in the United States.

Prejean is the author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, ” which was developed into a movie starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen and Sean Penn as a death row inmate. 

The forum will be followed by a reception and book signing of “A Case for Life: Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty.” 

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This event will be held at  Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, N.W.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and book sales.

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The event begins at 7 p.m. with Prejean speaking at 7:30 p.m. The panel discussion starts at 8:10 p.m.

Panelists include Bishop Robert Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta ; Susan Casey, appeals attorney for Kelly Gissendaner ; and Justice Norman S. Fletcher, retired chief justice, Supreme Court of Georgia.

Registration is suggested.

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