Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan Details Fight To End Death Penalty In New Book

After Governor Ryan left his post in 2003, he himself ended up in the criminal justice system.

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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. M. Spencer Green / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. M. Spencer Green / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan Details Fight To End Death Penalty In New Book

After Governor Ryan left his post in 2003, he himself ended up in the criminal justice system.

Reset brings on former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to discuss his new book, Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois and his perspective on prison reform. Shortly after leaving his post in 2003, Ryan was convicted of 18 felony corruption charges and sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

GUEST: George Ryan, former Illinois governor (1999-2003)