It's been ten years since former Illinois Governor George Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 death row inmates.
During a speech at Northwestern University's law school in 2003, Ryan said he was forced to act because the state's capital system was "haunted by the demon of error." He claimed the justice system in Illinois had made errors in determining guilt and who deserved to die.
The death penalty has since been abolished in Illinois.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.