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photoIllinois Gov. George Ryan has commuted the sentences of all prisoners on the state's death row. It could be the latest sign that capital punishment is falling out of favor nationwide, as people are increasingly convinced that the death penalty system is in dire need of reform.

Guests:

Bruce Shaprio, co-author of "Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty And America's Future," and contributing editor at The Nation

John McAdams, Professor of Political Science, Marquette University

Edwin Kolfax, Director of the Death Penalty Education Project at Northwestern University

Ray Long, Statehouse reporter for the Chicago Tribune

This program aired on January 13, 2003.

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