I am Ian Manuel, an author, activist, and poet who was imprisoned at age 14 and survived 18 years in solitary confinement. I tell my story in my new memoir, MY TIME WILL COME, and was on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last night talking about the...
When I was fourteen, I was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime. I spent two-thirds of my life in prison, eighteen of which were spent in solitary confinement. With the help of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, as well as the extraordinary woman who was my victim, I was able to advocate for and win my freedom.
I tell the full story in my new memoir, My Time Will Come, available now wherever books, e-books, and audiobooks are sold (I also read the audio). If you want to learn a bit more about me, check out the New York Times Op-Ed I wrote, my event with Bryan Stevenson last week, or my interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last night. And order my book here!
For now, I'm looking forward to answering your questions. Ask me anything!
EDIT: I’m signing off now. Thank you for all of your questions!