Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, July 20

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Our state this week exonerated its 18th former Death Row inmate. That's 18 exonerations and 12 executions since 1989, a mind-numbing 60 percent failure rate. The Tribune's Eric Zorn has written about Randy Steidl since 1998, and Northwestern professor David Protess sicced his students on the case in 1999.

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