A LETTER FROM DEATH ROW | Chapter 9
Updated: Oct 7
On the brink of execution, Billy writes a series of letters to his son while on Death Row.
Billy Sunday Birt is set to be executed in the electric chair. In an unprecedented situation, 17-year-old Stoney (who was currently in prison at the time as well) was allowed to spend 8 hours alone with his father in his cell. It would be his chance to say goodbye to his father one last time.
Below are compiled articles about Jerome Bowden, the mentally handicapped young man executed in Georgia on June 24, 1986. Many people believe he was innocent, and a rally was held in his honor to commemorate his life and the injustice 30 years later.