Two important facts you should know about Paul William Scott: One, he was sentenced to death in Florida's electric chair in 1979. Two, he is almost certainly innocent of the crime for which he was convicted - yet stays incarcerated.
The more one leans about this miscarriage of justice the more outraged one can become. But outrage does not help. Becoming informed and working for justice on this matter does.
In 1979, Paul William Scott was sentenced to die on Florida's death row. Rick Kondian, convicted co-defendant, has long since confessed to committing the murder of Mr. James Alessi. Subsequently, Rick Kondian “plea bargained” down to a 2nd degree murder sentence, served 15 years and was released in 1994.
And yet, in 2009, provably innocent Paul Scott remains in a tiny cell with the distinction of being the longest surviving death row inmate in FL to have faced three death warrants.