Susan Sarandon is trying to lend a helping hand to a man on death row.
The 68-year-old actress was approached by Sister Helen Prejean, whom Sarandon played in Dead Man Walking in a role that won her an Oscar, to help use her platform to bring attention to a possibly wrongly convicted 52-year-old.
“Sister Helen Prejean called me and convinced me that this guy, Richard Glossip, was innocent and needed another chance to have better representation to present new information that would establish a reasonable doubt as to his guilt and save him from being executed,” Sarandon tells People. “Since the only real option we had is press, because [Glossip] has gone through a number of trials and has exhausted that route, I decided to help.”
Head to People for the full story of Sarandon’s efforts and the background of Glossip and his case.
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