A New Jersey man who spent more than 20 years in prison before his murder convictions were overturned says he wants some good to come from his ordeal.

Paul Kamienski was driven out of South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County on Tuesday afternoon in a white van and dropped off across the street to meet his attorney, Timothy McInnis.

Wearing a white shirt and blue jeans, the 61-year-old Kamienski said he was grateful for the support he received from people who believed he was innocent.

Kamienski was convicted in 1988 of taking part in the murders of a Florida couple during a drug deal in 1983.

But a federal appeals court last month reversed the convictions, saying prosecutors didn't produce enough evidence to support the guilty verdicts.