A Life in the Balance by Billy Wayne Sinclair
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In 1965, at the age of twenty, Billy Wayne Sinclair unintentionally killed a man in a bungled convenience store hold-up. Quicky tried and convicted, he was sentenced to death and spent the next seven years on death row. In 1972, his sentence was commuted to life. Sinclair has spent his time in prison trying to improve the heinous conditions. At great personal risk, he was instrumental in integrating The Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Working undercover for the FBI inside the prison, he exposed a pardon-for-sale scheme at Angola that involved highly placed state and prison officials. Prisoners who bought pardons were released. Sinclair is still behind bars.

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Billy Wayne Sinclair established himself in prison as a jailhouse lawyer, defending the rights of fellow prisoners, and as a journalist. He lives with his wife, Jodie, in Houston, Texas. Jodie Sinclair, Billy Wayne Sinclair s wife and coauthor, received her Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. She resides in Houston, Texas.
Published February 18, 2002 by Arcade Publishing. 339 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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