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Clemency Applications (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-23

Duration: 00:05:16

Subjects: Death row inmates | Capital Punishment


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Prejean, Helen Interviewee
  • Kappel, Cecelia Interviewee


This segment from the June 23, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on 51 of Louisiana’s death row inmates applying for clemency following Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposal to abolish the death penalty at the 2023 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. She interviews Sister Helen Prejean, an anti-death penalty advocate, and Cecelia Kappel, the executive director of the Capital Appeals Project.