Kilroy Was Here
January 11, 2003
Governor George Ryan Makes Final Bold Statement on Death Penalty
Today Governor of Illinois George H. Ryan commuted the sentence of 163 men and 4 women on Illinois's death row from capital punishment to life in prison.
I will comment more on this in the near future. But in the mean time, here are some links surrounding the event.
- Governor's Commision on Capital Punishment
- NPR report on Governor's action
- Text of Governor Ryan's speech
- The Northwestern Law - Center for Wrongful Convictions
- Statistics on Capital Punishment (Dept. of Justice - Bureau Justice Statistics)
- Public Opinion on Death Penalty( Amnesty International)
- More Public Opinion on the Death Penalty (Gallup Poll)
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