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Author of 'Dead Man Walking' Speaks in Maine
10/18/2013 10:13 AM ET  

Sister Helen Prejean is scheduled to speak this evening at a community forum on the culture of punishment at Hannaford Hall in Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Roman Catholic nun and anti-death penalty activist who wrote the book ``Dead Man Walking'' is scheduled to speak in Maine.

Sister Helen Prejean is scheduled to speak Friday evening at a community forum on the culture of punishment at Hannaford Hall in Portland.

Prejean's book mas was made into the 1995 movie ``Dead Man Walking,'' starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sarandon won an Oscar for her portrayal of Prejean.

The speech is the culmination of a four-day symposium on ``The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons'' which explores, questions, and reflects on the history, culture, and impact of punitive practices.

The events are hosted by Maine Inside Out, a local social justice organization.

Prejean will sign copies of her book after speaking.


 

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