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Illinois death row clemency

[JURIST] Read the full text of outgoing Illinois Governor George Ryan's speech Saturday afternoon at Northwestern University Law School, announcing a blanket clemency for all Illinois prisoners on death row. Review The Case for Blanket Clemency [CWC backgrounder], authored by Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions [advocacy website], which had championed the clemency drive.

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