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Innocent man represented by UIS Illinois Innocence Project receives executive clemency 23 years after his death in prison

The Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield is pleased to announce that Grover Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted in 1981 and died in prison in 1996, has received executive clemency based on actual innocence by former Gov. Bruce Rauner. This is the first posthumous exoneration to occur in Illinois and only the 21st such exoneration nationwide, as… Read More »

Innocent man represented by UIS Illinois Innocence Project receives  executive clemency 23 years after his death in prison

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16 January 2019, 1:36 pm

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Leaders from the #UISedu @InnocenceIL Project held a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol today announcing the executive clemency granted to Grover Thompson by former Gov. Rauner. Thompson was wrongfully convicted of a 1981 attempted murder. https://t.co/LaZRY37iXt

Leaders from the #UISedu @InnocenceIL Project held a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol today announcing the executive clemency granted to Grover Thompson by former Gov. Rauner. Thompson was wrongfully convicted of a 1981 attempted murder. https://t.co/LaZRY37iXt

15 January 2019, 4:04 pm

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BREAKING NEWS: The #UISedu @InnocenceIL Project announced its12th exoneration today. Grover Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted of a 1981 attempted murder and died in prison in 1996, was granted executive clemency by former Gov. Bruce Rauner. More: https://t.co/IQaX41yyk8 https://t.co/mkSKifzlTD

BREAKING NEWS: The #UISedu @InnocenceIL Project announced its12th exoneration today. Grover Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted of a 1981 attempted murder and died in prison in 1996, was granted executive clemency by former Gov. Bruce Rauner. More: https://t.co/IQaX41yyk8 https://t.co/mkSKifzlTD

15 January 2019, 3:56 pm

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15 January 2019, 10:38 am

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