Sister Helen Prejean on Virginia outlawing death penalty

Virginia became the first southern state to outlaw the death penalty this week, a major victory for anti-capital punishment activists. That includes Roman Catholic nun and a member of the New Orleans-based Congregation of St. Joseph, Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean, whose memoir inspired the 1995 film 'Dead Man Walking' starring Susan Sarandon, has continued her crusade against a punishment she described as rooted in racism. She joined Jim on The Final 5 to explain why Virginia’s move was a momentous one, and why the push to outlaw the death penalty has gained support on both sides of the political spectrum.

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