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Illinois Reviewing All Death Row Cases

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Illinois Reviewing All Death Row Cases

Illinois Reviewing All Death Row Cases

Illinois Reviewing All Death Row Cases

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Since the death penalty was enacted in Illinois 25 years ago, 12 inmates have been executed. However, 13 on death row have been found to be innocent. In response, the Governor halted all executions two years ago. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports that today the state's Prisoner Review Board begins sifting through almost every case on death row as the Illinois considers changing all death sentences to life imprisonment.