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Illinois Governor Set to Commute 156 Death Sentences

A spokesman says Illinois Gov. George Ryan will commute the death sentences of all of the state's 156 death-row prisoners. Ryan has scheduled a news conference for Saturday afternoon. He gave four death-row inmates full pardons Friday, saying they had confessed under police torture. NPR News reports.

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