Commutations of Death Sentences

Governor Ryan announced that he had commuted the death sentence to life in prison for 167 inmates on death row. His decision was made… read more

Governor Ryan announced that he had commuted the death sentence to life in prison for 167 inmates on death row. His decision was made after he had placed a moratorium on executions after several death row convicts were proved innocent. He said the decision was made only after the justice system in Illinois had failed. close

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Program ID:
174589-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jan 11, 2003
Last Aired:
Jan 12, 2003

Airing Details

  • Jan 11, 2003 | 5:38pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 12, 2003 | 5:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
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