Suzanne LaGrande interviews Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan, an inspiring memoir of a man sentenced to life in prison, who decided to create a new future for himself.
Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he wouldn't leave the house without a gun. One night, defending himself, he killed a man. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. While in prison, Chris embarked on a journey of self-improvement—reading, working out, and learning four languages. He created a Master Plan -- a list of all he expected to accomplish or acquire. He worked his plan every day for years, and in his mid-thirties he did the impossible: he convinced a judge to reduce his sentence and became a free man. Today Chris is a successful social entrepreneur who employs returning citizens; a mentor; and a public speaker. He is the embodiment of second chances, and this is his unforgettable story. For more about Chris Wilson's book, The Master Plan, and his work since he's been out of prison, visit chriswilson.biz