(NBC News) After spending nearly 10 years in prison for second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, Ryan Ferguson is a free man.
"It's been a wild ride," Ferguson told Savannah Guthrie in his first live interview since leaving prison on TODAY Wednesday. "Seeing the light come out and the sun come up, it's pretty incredible."
Ferguson, who said Wednesday he hadn't slept since his release, told Guthrie his new life of freedom is "beyond my comprehension."
"When I finally realized it was actually over it was incredible relief because I was afraid," he said. "I wasn't sure what going to happen next. They don't really tell you a whole lot. It was a sensation like no other, and seeing my family right there and hugging them, and knowing that we were going to go home together, it was amazing."
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