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Published March 09, 2011, 12:00 AM

Illinois death row

This combination of undated photos provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows the last 15 inmates on the state's death row. Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, March 9, 2011 and Gov. Pat Quinn commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates, who will now serve life in prison with no hope of parole. The inmates are, top from left: Rodney Adkins, Teodoro Baez, Dion Banks, Joseph Bannister, David Damm; middle from left: Brian Dugan, Eric Hanson, Anthony Mertz, Gary Pate, Daniel Ramsey; bottom from left: Paul Runge, Cecil Sutherland, Edward Tenney, Andrew Urdiales, Ricardo Harris. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)
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