Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772

For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set For Chatham County Murderer

Jack Alderman to be Executed on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Atlanta–The Chatham County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Jack Alderman. The Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution between September 16, and ending seven days later on September 23, 2008.
The execution is scheduled to take place at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16.
Alderman was sentenced to death in 1984 for the murder of his wife.  If executed, he will be the 20th inmate put to death by lethal injection.
Media interested in a picture of Alderman and a listing of his crimes may go to the Department of Corrections website ( At the main menu, look to the right and click on "inmate query." An acknowledgement of the disclaimer will allow access to the "offender query" page. To retrieve a photo and information, enter GDC ID number 385463.

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and 140,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with nearly 15,000 employees.