Documentary about G. Ryan Debuts at Sundance Film Fest
Park City, UT – Former Illinois Governor George Ryan was at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah Sunday to watch a documentary about his move to clear Illinois' Death Row just days before leaving office.
The movie called "Deadline" was filmed during the final three months of his term just over a year ago. Ryan commuted the sentences of all 167 death row inmates to life without parole.
Ryan watched a screening of "Deadline" with his wife, Lura Lynn, and three former death row inmates.
He said Sunday he is more convinced than ever that he did the right thing because the system that sends criminals to death row is too flawed to prevent false convictions.
He says other governors are fooling themselves if they think their states are immune to problems.
Ryan is also under indictment for racketeering charges concerning his alleged conduct during his time as Secretary of State.