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.
Schnackenberg, Elmer L.
"People v. Crump,"
The University of Chicago Law School Record: Vol. 11
, Article 8.
Available at: https://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/lsr/vol11/iss2/8