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Life, Death and Redemption In An American Prison – Shaka Senghor

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‘I spent my time reading and writing, using books to free my mind and expand my thinking’

We’re honored to have a pioneering voice in American criminal justice reform, Shaka Senghor, on the Mindvalley Podcast. Tune in to hear the awe-inspiring journey of a man who used a 40-year prison sentence to expose the untold stories of life behind bars in his NYT bestselling book Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.

Listen out for:

  • His harrowing journey of escaping an abusive household only to be lured in by the streets of Detroit.

  • How a promising medical student ended up spending his best years in prison.

  • The inhumane realities he faced over 7 years in solitary confinement.

  • How he found redemption and a higher calling through storytelling.

  • The shocking link between Slavery and the American Prison System.

  • The 30-day challenge Shaka took on to write his first book while in confinement.

  • 5 Tips for anyone feeling isolated at home right now.

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To find out more about Shaka’s incredible work or to purchase a copy of Writing my Wrongs, visit Shaka’s website here –


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