Famed Prison Journalist Paroled

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A convicted killer who won awards as an inmate journalist and called attention to a 1980's Louisiana pardon-selling scandal -- is now out of prison.

Officials say the next stop for Billy Wayne Sinclair is Houston.

Sinclair had served 40 years of a 90-year sentence for killing a Baton Rouge convenience store clerk in a 1965 robbery.

He won parole Friday.

An official with the Louisiana parole board says Sinclair plans to live in Texas.

Sinclair gained fame for his work on The Angolite -- the inmate publication at Louisiana State Penitentiary.