Gary James
27 years served

Columbus, OH

After spending 26 years in prison for a 1976 Columbus, OH bankrobbery/murder, these two boyhood friends were freed in 2003 when new evidence developed by Centurion established their innocence. Previously suppressed police and FBI reports clearly demonstrated that theirconvictions for this crime were based on perjured testimony manipulated bycorrupt Columbus, OH police officers. The retired FBI agent who originally helped investigate the case with the Columbus Police was instrumental inassisting Centurion free these men. Mr. Howard (shown on left) was freed in April 2003 and hisco-defendant, Mr. James (shown on right), was released in July 2003.