All Illinois Death Sentences Commuted
"Gov. George Ryan said Saturday he is commuting the sentences of all 156 inmates on Illinois' death row because the state's death penalty process is 'arbitrary and capricious — and therefore immoral.'" Almost all go to life w/o parole (four pardons, four 40 year sentences).
This is a landmark... Very disapponted in Demo Gov-Elect Blagojevich for bashing the move.
George Ryan may be a lame duck and a crook, but he did a great thing.