TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Prisoners and People at Risk • USA •
April 14, 2011

(UA 9/11) Great News! Illinois Abolishes the Death Penalty


On 9 March, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the bill passed by the state legislature in January to abolish the death…

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On 9 March, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the bill passed by the state legislature in January to abolish the death penalty in the state. Following its 11-year moratorium on executions, Illinois becomes the sixteenth abolitionist state in the USA.