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Illinois Governor Faces Death-Penalty Dilemma

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Illinois Governor Faces Death-Penalty Dilemma

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Illinois Governor Faces Death-Penalty Dilemma

Illinois Governor Faces Death-Penalty Dilemma

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As he prepares to leave office, Illinois Gov. George Ryan considers commuting the death sentences against death-row inmates in the state. Ryan declared a moratorium on the death penalty after courts found 13 inmates were wrongly convicted. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with lawyer and novelist Scott Turow, who served on a commission to study capital punishment in Illinois.

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