Imprisoned Illinois Governor nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...again

By WEEK Producer

Imprisoned Illinois Governor nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...again

January 3, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 3:48 AM CDT

CHICAGO -- Imprisoned Governor George Ryan has yet again been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

University of Illinois College of Law Professor Francis A. Boyle nominated the retired governor first in 2003, following Ryan's landmark decision to commute all death sentences in Illinois to life in prison. The nominations have continued annually since then.

Ryan is currently serving six and a half years in federal prison after his 2006 conviction on corruption charges.

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