Howard Guidry is facing execution for a crime he did not commit.
18 year-old Howard Guidry was forced by lying, intimidating police to confess to a crime he did not commit. With this forced confession as well as hearsay testimony from the suspected killer’s girlfriend, the state of Texas locked up Howard for a crime he did not commit. Howard spent ten years on Texas death row, during which Howard educated himself, becoming a born again Afrikan, poet, Panther, and activist.
A comedy of errors has now put Howard on the track towards freedom. In 2003, federal judge Vanessa Gilmore threw out the “evidence” used to convict Howard and declared that the state of Texas had to retry or release him within 180 days.
Three years later, a thirty-year-old Howard is finally getting a re-trial for a murder the state still wants to pin on him, even though it has no evidence and no case.
“When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it–at that moment you begin to die. And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice.” – Mumia Abu-Jamal
TSADP dedicates www.howardguidry.com to the HGJC. The Howard Guidry Justice Committee, was formed as a solidarity group to win justice and freedom for Howard Guidry, and assist in the struggles of other inmates who have been victimized by the Texas criminal justice system. On this site you can learn more about Howard, understand the falsity of the state’s case against him, read Howard and friends in their own words, and find out how you can help.
HowardGuidry.com is a service of Texas Students Against the Death Penalty’s Online mobilization project.