A lengthy report was issued last month by the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee (read it in its entirety here). Several reforms were suggested by the Committee (read them here) - but it doesn’t seem that much coverage has been provided the Committee’s efforts by the news media.
Or so writes James Warren of the Chicago News Cooperative in a guest piece in the New York Times. According to Mr. Warren, news editors just don’t find capital punishment reform all that interesting these days, and the Report hasn’t been very popular in the Illinois press.
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