Illinois is using the savings from repealing the death penalty to improve support for families of homicide victims.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Illinois Death Penalty Abolition Fund has launched a new website
One year ago today we were celebrating the end of the death penalty in Illinois!
EJUSA’s Executive Director, Shari Silberstein, and State Campa
Just four weeks ago Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation repealing the death penalty.
Illinois’ action to repeal the death penalty in March did more than just end capital punishment.
Illinois repealed the death penalty! Now what?
Last Wednesday, when Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation ending the Illinois death penalty, the world changed.
Illinois was the test case.
Yesterday was incredible. After two months of calls, emails, letters and visits, Governor Pat Quinn ended the death penalty in Illinois with a stroke of a pen.
Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation repealing the death penalty, making Illinois the fourth state in as many years to abandon capital punishment.
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