FILE - In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. Burge was convicted in 2010 of ... more 
FILE - In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. Burge was convicted in 2010 of lying about the torture of suspects decades ago. Fifteen incarcerated men who claim they were sent to prison by confessions that were beaten, burned and tortured out of them by Burge and his officers are getting some high-profile help, including former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson. In a friend-of-the-court brief is to be filed Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 with the Illinois Supreme Court, Thompson and more than 60 current and former prosecutors, judges and lawmakers are asking for new evidentiary hearings for inmates who say their convictions were based on coerced confessions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Rex Arbogast, File
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 9:42 AM EDT