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Man paroled in conspiracy to photograph senator's ill wife

A Mississippi blogger is out of prison after serving several months for sneaking into a nursing home to shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran during the Southern Republican's hard-fought 2014 campaign.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirmed to The Associated Press that 30-year-old Clayton Kelly was paroled March 17. The release was first reported Tuesday by The Clarion-Ledger daily.

Kelly pleaded guilty to conspiracy in June 2015 and was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

Nonviolent inmates in Mississippi may be considered for parole after serving at least one-fourth of a sentence. Adding the days Kelly was in custody before...