Ryan Group To Fight Death Penalty

(Chicago, IL) — Former Governor George Ryan, whose moratorium on the death penalty set the stage for its abolition in Illinois, has formed a group to oppose executions elsewhere. The Chicago “Sun-Times” reports Ryan’s not-for-profit called Abolition Now is designed to further what has become Ryan’s mission since getting out of prison after a corruption conviction. Ryan addressed a group of death penalty opponents in St. Louis last month and plans a speech to Florida public defenders in September.