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Jack Alderman was executed by the state of Georgia on September 16, 2008.

Case Background:

Jack Alderman, the longest serving death row prisoner in United States history, was given an execution date of September 16, 2008.  On September 12, Alderman's attorneys filed a civil lawsuit at the Fulton County Superior Court, challenging the fact that the Parole Board denied him clemency without conducting a hearing.  On September 15, Judge Westmoreland of the Fulton County Superior Court granted Alderman a stay of execution saying that his execution cannot go forward without a "meaningful" opportunity to present his case to the Parole Board.

The Parole Board scheduled a clemency hearing for September 16, 2008 at 9 am.  They denied his request later that afternoon, and the execution went forward as planned on September 16.