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Illinois Governor Spares Death-Row Inmates

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Illinois Governor Spares Death-Row Inmates

Illinois Governor Spares Death-Row Inmates

Illinois Governor Spares Death-Row Inmates

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Illinois Gov. George Ryan commutes death sentences for all of the state's death-row inmates, calling the state's capital punishment system "arbitrary, capricious and therefore immoral." NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Mimi Wesson of the University of Colorado School of Law.