Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speak with reporters in his office after signing legislation abolishing the death penalty in Illinois at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men. Quinn also commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates remaining on Illinois' death row. They will now serve life in prison with no hope of parole.