Quinn signs bill ending death penalty

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007466" title="Pat Quinn" href="/topic/politics-government/government/pat-quinn-PEPLT007466.topic">Gov. Pat Quinn</a> signs legislation today ending the death penalty and then commuted the sentences of 15 Death Row inmates to life without parole. Quinn signed the legislation in his Capitol office surrounded by longtime opponents of capital punishment in a state where flaws in the process led to the exoneration of numerous people sentenced to death. <a href="http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2011/03/quinn-signs-death-penalty-ban-commutes-15-death-row-sentences-to-life.html" target="new">Read more&nbsp;&#62;&#62;</a>

( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / March 9, 2011 )

Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation today ending the death penalty and then commuted the sentences of 15 Death Row inmates to life without parole. Quinn signed the legislation in his Capitol office surrounded by longtime opponents of capital punishment in a state where flaws in the process led to the exoneration of numerous people sentenced to death. Read more >>

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