March 06, 2013
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
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.
installment on “409 Days”, and Evan Whitehall’s time locked up in Nicaragua. Whitehall
experienced fear and violence, sickness and boredom while in prison. But with the help of his family he was able
to secure a release and did not end up serving his full 3 year sentence.
locked up abroad, Whitehall found it hard at times to adjust to life back in the US. Today we talk about what he
learned, and how he healed.409 Days will be released soon, first as an E-
book, and it can be found at www.409days.com.