Billy Sinclair spent 40 years in prison for murder, including six years on death row, before being paroled in 2006. He became a journalist in prison and has co-authored two books with his wife Jodie, A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story: A Journey From Murder to Redemption Inside America’s Worst Prison System and Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death Row Survivor. He writes regularly about criminal justice issues at capitalpunishmentbook.com.
Sinclair has written about the West Memphis Three case several times. His most recent piece, “West Memphis Three Plead Guilty — Almost”, deals with their release.
In my previous posts, I discussed the various times the three men, in both a custodial and non-custodial setting, admitted to the police and others that they were involved in the horrific murders of Steve Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore. These admissions of guilt, more than anything else, strongly influenced my belief in the guilt of the West Memphis Three. The “Alford pleas,” although not a clear admission of guilt, are more affirmative evidence of their guilt in the murder of the three Cub scouts.
Go read the whole thing. The first paragraph includes links to five previous articles Sinclair has written about the case.