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The University of Chicago Law School Record

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People v. Crump

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Abstract

Judge Schnackenberg, J.D. 1912, publishes his comments on the Crump clemency. The Governor of Illinois had granted Crump executive clemency. Crump had been convicted of killing a guard at a stockyard plant. Judge Schnackenberg acknowledges the Governor's right to commute a death sentence to a term of years, but states that the Governor's reason for granting the pardon, that Crump had been rehabilitated after entering jail, is anathema to the death penalty: the death penalty is imposed because rehabilitation has been found impossible.

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