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February 1, 2000
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The Reform movement urged U.S. governors to declare a moratorium on the death penalty. The call came after Illinois Gov. George Ryan announced he was imposing such a moratorium and naming a commission to investigate why more death row inmates have been exonerated than executed since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977. Last year, the Reform movement joined with Catholic leaders in calling for the abolishment of the death penalty.

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