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Writing My Wrongs

Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

By Shaka Senghor
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison by Shaka Senghor

Writing My Wrongs (2013) tells the story of a man growing up during Detroit’s 1980s crack epidemic. These blinks take you on a journey from his happy childhood to a life of drugs, gangs, murder and a 19-year prison sentence – and how he came to find hope and redemption through writing.

  • Activists looking to learn more about life in American prisons
  • Students of sociology seeking to complement their studies with a personal story
  • Readers with family members in the prison system

Shaka Senghor is a mentor, writer and TED speaker who spent 19 years in prison for murder. He currently works as the Director of Strategy and Innovation with #cut50, an initiative to reduce the US prison population by half by the year 2025.

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