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Illinois death penalty abolition bill

[JURIST] The Illinois General Assembly Judiciary Committee approved by 8-4 Thursday a controversial bill that would abolish the Illinois death penalty. Illinois took the death penalty spotlight earlier this year when outgoing Governor George Ryan commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences of all the prisoners on Illinois death row. Learn more about HB 213, An Act to Abolish the Death Penalty. The proposed legislation now goes to the full House for Second Reading.

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