PI Original Josh Kalven Tuesday December 2nd, 2008, 11:33am

Your Thoughts On Clemency For Ryan?

Last Wednesday, after Sen. Dick Durbin said he was considering whether to ask President Bush to commute former Gov. George Ryan's prison sentence, we provided a round-up of editorial board opinion on the subject (which was unanimous in opposition to the idea). In the week ...

rygLast Wednesday, after Sen. Dick Durbin said he was considering whether to ask President Bush to commute former Gov. George Ryan's prison sentence, we provided a round-up of editorial board opinion on the subject (which was unanimous in opposition to the idea).  In the week since, Gov. Blagojevich expressed his support for letting Ryan out of prison and Durbin yesterday sent a letter to the White House requesting the commutation.  Not surprisingly, this prompted outrage across numerous op-ed pages this morning.

Considering that passions are running high on this question, we're curious to hear what Progress Illinois readers think.  Please leave your thoughts on the issue in the comments section below or, if you prefer, email them to: contact (at) progressillinois (dot) com.  Later this week, we'll devote a post to the most interesting responses.

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