18 Years in Solitary Confinement & Befriending the Woman He Shot – Ian Manuel | The Daily Show

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Published on May 11, 2021

“My Time Will Come” author Ian Manuel discusses how writing poetry helped him cope with a life sentence for a nonfatal shooting at age 14, why young offenders deserve a second chance, and how his shooting victim became a friend and advocate. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #IanManuel

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  • Agent W 2 years ago

    i feel like hearing this story is going to make me cry…

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  • Spooky Kush420 2 years ago

    Hi Emmanuel

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  • Fortnite Botatron 2 years ago

    Hi

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  • Fortnite Botatron 2 years ago

    Really early

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  • Babetravelling 2 years ago

    This book should be a movie

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  • Piyush Pandey 2 years ago

    Americans 😒😑

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  • Shadaya Everet 2 years ago

    18 years tho

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  • Agent W 2 years ago

    3:32
    that woman has such a kind soul for forgiving him.

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  • Misty Nightshade 2 years ago

    How is it legal to keep someone in solitary confinement for that long?

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  • D Medina 2 years ago

    Just Don’t be a criminal- and who blast some one in the face by mistake??? – why have a gun at that age ? Too many factors for me to give a pass

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  • Robert Forster 2 years ago

    This man is my hero.

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  • Sahara Coleman 2 years ago

    Wow befriending the person he shot at 14 and given a life sentence at such a young age. His mental state right now seems so stable compared to how you would think.

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  • Dead Ryan 2 years ago

    A 14 y/o floridian boy killed a 13 y/o girl this past weekend. I hope he gets life

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  • Mace Windu 2 years ago

    One year in solitary will mess you up for a very very long time. 18 years is so F’d.

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  • Thobani David 2 years ago

    mommy

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  • VRTCubes 2 years ago

    That poem was amazing. Just wow.

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  • Mr Stevens 2 years ago

    😭😭😭😭😭

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  • Summer Dulce 2 years ago

    Wow 🥺 thnx for helping share his story and supporting him!!!
    🤗🙏🥰

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  • Vast Admist 2 years ago

    What did he mean by, “No 14 year old should answer?”

    I mean kids should be asked certain questions, to have them think about their wrongs.
    I remember stealing something when I was a child. And a lady asked me why I did it, I told her the devil told me to.
    But after that, It had me thinking about the consequences of all my actions. With every action there is a reaction.

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  • Oscar Wilde 2 years ago

    why in the world there is an unlike?

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  • san098 2 years ago

    “If I Don’t Steal Your House Someone Else Will”

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  • Quickfingers 2 years ago

    Trevor is a wonderful human being and I appreciate the compassion on every level.

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  • Jonathan Bailey 2 years ago

    🌎 Not only was this inspiring and his poetry was so deep but the lady he shot in the FACE forgave him and realized his humanity. Nobody is perfect so let’s love instead of hate and see where we go cause right now most people are hating and its gotten us no where. ☮ 🕊

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  • streaming service 2 years ago

    That law was made by monsters. How can you say, you are a child but in the same sentence you say, treat them like an adult. It does not make any sense. Illogical!

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  • You tube Love 2 years ago

    14 years old… sentence for life!!! What the F?!?

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  • inm mbb 2 years ago

    4:49, in 2021 why does anyone have to explain this to “educated, articulated & civil” human beings. You mean to tell me that you can’t find a way, anyway, to make this child understand, be punished but still have a chance at becoming a contributing member of society. .

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  • Knoxust 2 years ago

    I like how the victim forgave him and advocated to help him. I wonder what percentage of people are like her…

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  • Tina Gabert 2 years ago

    The purpose of prison shouldn’t just be to keep society safe, it should also and most importantly offer help to those who want to change. it should not be about punishing or dehumanizing people, that doesn’t help anyone.

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  • Kcolop is-Polockbackwards 2 years ago

    For smarter people than me to debate, but “if” that shot had killed her, then what? Not everybody can be reformed, but how do you draw the line? Granted, kids DO (usually) grow up and evolve, but under the exact same circumstances, how does anybody know they won’t react the same way again at someone else’s expense/life? I think it might be unfair to sentence a child to life, but how can you be certain they reform? Again, for smarter people than me to decide. If he had shot my child/wife/mother, I’d have wanted him executed. But, seeing him now, it appears he’s one of the people who could be rehabilitated. Interesting topic for sure. Glad nobody asked my opinion.

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  • MsC Starz 2 years ago

    I’d like to give him some now that he’s out …. oh he’s been out for a while? My bad

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  • Latrese Milton 2 years ago

    Love this redemption story

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  • Iam MaRiwan 2 years ago

    Hi GUYS could SOMEONE HELP ME INVITE ME ON CLUBHOUSE APP 🙏🙏😍

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  • João Franco 2 years ago

    Just, uau.

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  • Kwaku Anansi 2 years ago

    He became a better person NOT BECAUSE of his time in prison, but DESPITE it.

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  • Christine Boone 2 years ago

    Wow! Speechless.

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  • Janelle 2 years ago

    I bought a lavender plant.

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  • Germinio Bendiro 2 years ago

    Yes, the issue is complicated. And the forgiver hows the light only when the receiver behaved and transformed his whole being into something worth freeing a repentant soul.

    😊

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  • Tipsy Bass 2 years ago

    Wow!! This is a book I want to read!! He found solace in poetry, and I do as well. I’m going to recommend this for my book club. Just wow!

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  • Wayne Bimmel 2 years ago

    For comparison: In Germany he would have been out at age 24. More probably at 18 because the victim survived. And he would have left prison with complete training for a job.
    Solitary confinement is only legal for 1 month, unless the prisoner is suicidal or if he gets attacked all the time by the other inmates.

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  • Mouad 2 years ago

    Talk about whats happening is Palestine people need to know

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  • Ebony Simpson 2 years ago

    Wow I was moved by his poem. Thank you

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  • Linda Redwood-Kahn 2 years ago

    Wow, what an incredible human! Sir, you truly are a gift to us. Thank you. 💜💙💜💙

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  • Carolyn Corbin 2 years ago

    Excellent interview! Thank you!

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  • Barry Jones 2 years ago

    solitary confinement shouldn’t be for punishment it should be for criminals who are so dangerous they have to be in solitary confinement. If you don’t need to put someone in solitary confinement then put them in a regular jail cell.

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  • Barry Jones 2 years ago

    wait he shot a woman in the face and she survived? was the gun that he used some gun from the 1800s?

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  • MrTupuhi 2 years ago

    Justice For Kahlief

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  • ThePinkBinks 2 years ago

    I have an idea of what this trauma is like from de-facto solitary confinement due to my disability and an uncaring society.
    There’s just not enough difference.

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  • Reid Ready Life Coaching, LLC 2 years ago

    This has always been my issue with the prison system. It treats humans as static, unchanging, damaged goods. It’s supposed to rehabilitate but it does not.

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  • cuellar4500 2 years ago

    A very uplifting story

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  • Karmen Cummings 2 years ago

    Thank you for reminding me that my actions speak louder than words… even in the midst of adversity 🙂

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  • Ezra Nkala 2 years ago

    Wow … Wow … Wow
    The poem man … That was a deep one man

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  • Tuti Fruti 2 years ago

    Wow…from turning himself in to the police, to manifesting his own poem…

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  • Pat Levy 2 years ago

    Wow😱! Thanks for the empathy Trevor👍

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  • Elizabeth Moore 2 years ago

    Break out of your of your comfort zone

    Change your beliefs, alter your tone

    Challenge what you know to be wrong

    Love yourself, be kind, be strong

    Stand up for those we leave behind

    Follow your heart, change your mind

    Confront your bias, change your way

    You can overcome, it starts today

    Question those who pump out hate

    Work together and cooperate

    Do not judge, embrace, accept

    Rid yourself of all contempt

    Learn to love your fellow man

    The world can change you know it can

    Open up and finally see

    The way the world’s supposed to be

    A place of love and faith and trust

    That better world begins with us…

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  • Daniel Santiago 2 years ago

    What a beautiful poem I’m glad she forgave him and I’m glad the system as hard as they tried
    Didn’t break this man’s spirit.

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  • Mark Verschell 2 years ago

    F!ck me. Anyone who thinks a human being should be thrown away (especially as a child) needs to watch Ian. Man, shivers up and down my spine.

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  • Frank Westphal 2 years ago

    I am SOOO sick of black and white thinking, like that of that ridiculous judge. The binary thinking of others has been the one of hardest things for me to deal with in my life. Here’s the deal:
    The definition of STATIC is “unchanging”. The opposite of static is DYNAMIC. We change, so we are NOT static. We are dynamic. It is NOT POSSIBLE for a person to stay the same, because the universe in which we EXIST is in a constant state of change… because it is dynamic. And that’s exactly WHY we are also dynamic. Imagine, even in an “unchanging” box in solitary confinement, Ian was changing. How? Because the box was not unchanging. On a sub atomic level, that box was changing, the world was changing, the entire universe was changing, and so was he. EVERYTHING is ALWAYS changing. The moment a person truly understands this, is the moment they get out of their own way, and out of the way of others. Props Ian and Debbie, you are some of the few who truly understand this concept.

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  • Adilson Saldanha 2 years ago

    Sejam mais justos com a vossa humanidade!

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  • Shoibbb5 2 years ago

    #saveshiekhjarrah

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  • Shoibbb5 2 years ago

    #savepalestine

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  • Cinnamint 2 years ago

    This is inspiring I’m glad the world was able to hear it

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  • Recht_voor_zijn_raap 2 years ago

    He SHOT a woman in the FACE!
    His sentence is more than justified..
    And NO his “colour” has NOTHING to do with it.. If he was white the same punishment would be justified!
    Commiting an ADULT crime means an ADULT sentence!

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  • sealyoness 2 years ago

    Talk about a trial by fire!!! You poor kid.

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  • G. Vincent Voltaire 2 years ago

    I bet he got a lot of applause for the poem.

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  • scottlinux 2 years ago

    Powerful. We are all human beings. Thank you Ian and Trevor,

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  • Dino 2 years ago

    Free Palestine 🇵🇸

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  • speed Racer Adventures 2 years ago

    Trevor this one touches home bro I was told at 12 that I would spend 3/4 of my life in prison.
    That has not happened.
    And I understand the hate that comes after the crime. how people feel and look at you and make you feel as though you are less than.. Trevor I’m a survivor and I’m a poet also an artist and a human .

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  • Awakened Bahamut 2 years ago

    Quarantine must be so easy for him.

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  • Jennifer 2 years ago

    What kind of uncivilized person puts a young child in prison for life without parole?! 14 is an idiotic time, we were ALL at our dumbest stage in life. This child never deserved to be treated like this. I’m so glad he has collected himself better than that judge with all his disadvantages.

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  • Donald Davis 2 years ago

    Wow!! My Heart 💗 And Soul Goes Out To That Godly Wonderful Brave Women 🕊 🕊 That Forgave Ian Manuel For Shooting Her In Her Face!! I Want To Thank Ian Manuel For Overcoming His Struggles Through His Time ⏰ In Prison.. And How He Reached Out To This Same Women That He Shot 🙏 🙏.. And To Trevor Noah aka The Daily Show 📺 📺.. Thanks For A Great Interview.

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  • Mt Nin 2 years ago

    Spread awareness about Palestine do something for the humanity #Palestine_lives_matter

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  • Victoria Preston 2 years ago

    Why did he shoot her? He didn’t say why

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  • Just Be Nice 2 years ago

    Wonder what has to happen in a 14 year old’s life to where they find themselves shooting someone in the face?

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  • Cyn Doll 2 years ago

    Your a BEAST SIR!!! Your time is now!!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👑👑👑👑👑👑👑

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  • k maart 2 years ago

    Trevor for president!!? Like this comment to vote😂

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  • Warren Siqueira 2 years ago

    Hey Trevor you should interview the woman who forgave him.

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  • Juneid Walli 2 years ago

    Speechless 😶

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  • Brian Sambs 2 years ago

    Inspiring story. Sad the Supreme Court Just signed a law condemning child prisoners to life without possibility of parole. After hearing this interview, America has a lot of fundamental systemic issues in great NEED of complete over haul. Thanks for your story, Ian Manuel.

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  • Lynnette Delgado 2 years ago

    “I do it with the faith of a poet, that believes he was born to do it. Like an acorn caught up in a storm flung from the branch where it was born. You can only hold me back for so long. My time is going to come.”
    – Ian Manuel⚘

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  • tiana owen 2 years ago

    Oh man I couldn’t imagine 🥺

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  • *Star- Jammer! 2 years ago

    Dude kept his mentals sharp.

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  • tiana owen 2 years ago

    Now that right there is a true poet ♥️ I hope the best for you and everyone else

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  • Sasha Brown 2 years ago

    Awesome loved his poem!

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  • Em Jaybee 2 years ago

    You have so much power,i am in awe.Thank you for the education.

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  • Elise Mueller 2 years ago

    he is an angel

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  • D DoNaGhEy 2 years ago

    If the woman had died this would not even be a story. Many young offenders are rotting in jail because they caused death. The real question is what will be done with them? They are as much a real person as Ian Manuel is. Ask yourself, deep inside yourself, should they be imprisoned for life? That will answer an important question about yourself

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  • Susan Hopkinson 2 years ago

    This was a wonderful conversation and I’m so glad he has some life left to live and love 🥰🙏🏻

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  • Danni 2 years ago

    What a remarkable man….and, a REMARKABLE woman, gracious enough to forgive.
    I hope that heartless, soulless judge is still alive, and saw him walk out of that prison.
    I wonder if he can file a lawsuit for being in solitary confinement for so many years…THAT’S torture.

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  • Piccalilli Pit 2 years ago

    *THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY* would ever get me to move to America…

    I need to live in a civilised society.

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  • The Prettypie 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this story. It’s so SO important

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  • amrakosh 2 years ago

    Life of an American citizen of color
    Law & Order

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  • Piccalilli Pit 2 years ago

    *“My Time Will Come” Amazon Best Sellers Rank: No. 328 in All Books*

    From a fellow author – RESPECT

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  • amrakosh 2 years ago

    I spent 7 weeks in solitary & its awful

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  • Zander Princeton 2 years ago

    My time gon come 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

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  • 3 Toe Sally 2 years ago

    To be clear, I think knows what he did was wrong, but still there are horrors in solitary.

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