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10 mars 2011 4 10 /03 /mars /2011 00:52

The U.S. map below

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/SbK4Qj18iSI/AAAAAAAASBk/yIrlUgAzw2o/s400/DeathPenaltyChart.jpgshows the present statute of capital punishment in the U.S.A. ...

  Illinois is now the 16th state to abandon capital punishment.

On January 6, the Illinois House approved a  bill to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 60 - 54 and yesterday (March 9), Illinois Governor (Mr Quinn) abolished the death penalty.
The facts sheet below    was issued by the Death Penalty Information Center :
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It was updated... on March 9, 2011. This document shows various items such as the race of the defendents executed, the number of exonerations by the State or of executions by region, etc : they are displayed on tables, pie-charts, bar-charts...

Below,  a  brief  PRESS  REVIEW  on  the ABOLISHMENT of the DEATH PENALTY in ILLINOIS
USA Today -"Illinois abolishes death penalty -clears death row" :
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The New-York Times - "Justice advances in Illinois" :
[you need a (free) subscritpion to read this one]
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Time - "Illinois Gov. signs death penalty ban" :
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BBC news - "Illinois abolishes death penalty" :

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Last but not least... The Chicago Tribune - "Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life" :

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