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.
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Friday, October 7

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Imprisoned former governor George Ryan lost his latest bid for early release, despite pleas that he be allowed to spend time with his wife, who is dying from cancer.

As FoGB Veronica Arreola said on Twitter, "There are many, far less powerful, people who endure agony of watching loved ones die while they are in prison."

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