18 Years In Solitary Confinement | Ian Manuel Speaks Out
Another example of just how grimey the American penal system is. Ian Manuel speaks to CNN about the torture and pain he suffered in prison solitary confinement since the age of 14.
When Ian Manuel was 13 years old, he was directed by older juveniles to commit a robbery. During the botched robbery attempt, a woman suffered a nonfatal gunshot wound. Ian turned himself in to the police and was charged as an adult with armed robbery and attempted murder.
Ian’s attorney instructed him to plead guilty and told him he would receive a 15-year sentence. Ian accepted responsibility for his actions and pleaded guilty but was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.