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"409 Days" Part 2

March 05, 2013

 

In October 2010 Evan Whitehall

left Cashmere, Washington for a life of surfing and adventure in Nicaragua. 4 months later he was in prison,

facing a 3 year sentence for marijuana possession. In the end he was incarcerated in the Central American country

for 14 months, a harrowing tale recounted in his newly penned memoir “409 Days”, which will be

released soon.

       KOHO’s Isaac Kaplan-Woolner sat down with Whitehall for an extended

interview about his experiences surviving in prison, securing his eventual release, and adjusting back to life in

the United States. The interview has been broken up into a three part series.

So today we present to you the second

installment on “409 Days”, and Evan Whitehall’s time locked up in Nicaragua, starting with the

author reading a passage from the book on violence he witnessed while incarcerated. A warning to more sensitive

listeners—today’s interview concerns violent and at times graphic topics.

"text-indent: 0.5in; margin: 0in 0in 0pt">In tomorrow’s final segment we

will talk with Whitehall about finally coming home from being locked up abroad, how he has dealt with the trauma,

and what he learned about himself from the experience.