Life is not always easy as an American citizen. There are many cases of innocent people convicted to death.
If you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time it can end extremely bad. Innocent people and their families are getting their lives ruined, by the force of the government.
Nick genuinely believes it was a great adventure in his life that he survived. Nick survived it without losing his mind and hasn't needed any psychiatric help since leaving prison.
After he was released from prison, Nick wrote a book and used his freedom to tell his story and speak in front of around 300 schools.
Mario Cacciottolo from BBC which is the national tv and radio channel in Britain, released the article on 16 November 2016.
The message of the story is to never stop believing. Nick Yarris spent so many years in prison and never lost faith.