TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An Illinois man on death row for 12 years talked to students at Indiana State University Monday.
Prosecutors convicted Randy Steidl of double homicide in 1986.
In 1991, a judge overturned his conviction, freeing him.
Monday, he asked criminal justice students to consider how to best use their education in the future.
Steidl said no one's perfect, even in the justice system, and he believes there should be no death penalty.
"We can do much better by, at least if you give somebody life without parole, they're alive to be proven innocent some day," said Steidl.
Steidl is the 18 th death row inmate in Illinois history to be freed after a wrong conviction.
Illinois abolished capital punishment in 2011.
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