Governor Assails System’s Errors as He Empties Illinois Death Row

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If you can’t run again, might as well make the best of it. Good for Ryan!

With a single sweep, Governor Ryan, a Republican, spared the lives of 164 men and 3 women who have served a collective 2,000 years for the murders of more than 250.

Governor Ryan’s bold move was seen as the most significant statement questioning capital punishment since the Supreme Court struck down states’ old death penalty laws, and it is sure to secure his legacy as a leading proponent of changing capital punishment, even as he faces possible indictment in a corruption scandal that stopped him from seeking re-election.”

NY Times