On January 11, 2003, in a gesture rare in the annals of jurisprudence, outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan granted clemency to all 156 inmates on the state's death row. Death sentences previously imposed on almost all the inmates automatically became sentences to "life in prison without the possibility of parole." This documentary addresses the literal issue of "life and death" that Ryan faced and how he came to make his historic decision.
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- George Ryan
- This movie is
- 2004 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew interview; photo gallery.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it