A former Illinois governor now serving time in prison was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize again this year. (And no, it's not Rod Blagojevich.)
George Ryan, a one-time governor now serving time in a Terre Haute, Ind. prison for corruption, got the nod from an international law professor at the University of Illinois, according to STLtoday.com's Political Fix blog.
A staunch death penalty opponent, Professor Francis A. Boyle nominates Gov. Ryan for the prize every year because of his moratorium on executions in Illinois. "Thanks to Governor George Ryan there have been no . . . executions by the State of Illinois for over a decade," Boyle wrote in an email announcing his most recent nomination.