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October 21, 2014, 7:00 am
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Former Governor Ryan Opens Up for Interviews, Won't Talk About Corruption Trial


Former Governor George Ryan is talking more about his career and legacy, and even his life behind bars. But he is refusing to answer questions about the corruption trial that sent him to prison for years.

 

Ryan granted a series of interviews this week, marking the end of his supervised release after being let out of federal prison last year.

 

Ryan says he prays every day for the six Willis children… whose deaths in a fiery car crash triggered the investigation into the selling of illegal drivers licenses in the secretary of state’s office under Ryan.

 

But Ryan says he is not responsible for their deaths. He also says prison guards made life difficult for him behind bars because they were unhappy that he cleared Illinois’s death row.

 

However, Ryan says he is done talking about the charges that sent him to prison.

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