St. Louis Public Radio News
11:35 am
Wed November 27, 2002

Death Penalty Board Makes Recommendations

Springfield, IL – The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has sent its recommendations on the clemency bids of nearly 160 death row inmates to Governor George Ryan.

A spokesman for Ryan says he has begun to review the recommendations as well as all of the case files.

Ryan halted executions in Illinois nearly three years ago and proposed an overhaul of the death penalty system.