Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain her highly conditional stance on capital punishment during Sunday night’s Democratic town hall in Ohio. The Democratic hopeful fielded what she called a “profoundly difficult question” from Ricky Jackson, a wrongfully convicted man who remained imprisoned for 39 years before his exoneration.

“I came perilously close to my own execution," Jackson said after outlining his case’s circumstances. "In light of what I just shared with y...

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