Jack Alderman is the longest serving prisoner on death row in the United States. Sentenced to death in June 1975 for the murder of his wife, Jack has been on death row in Georgia for over 34 years and is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
John Brown, a neighbor and former colleague of Jack's, confessed to killing Jack's wife, Barbara Jean, and staging an accident in an attempt to cover up the crime. Brown claimed that he and Jack killed Barbara Jean together and that Jack promised to pay him for his role in the killing. There was no forensic evidence and Jack was convicted on just one man's word, the word of a man who was admittedly drunk and high on drugs the night of the murder