Study Guide

Tom in Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

By Shaka Senghor

Tom

Tom is one Shaka's prison supervisors, and he's super-impressed with the article Shaka writes for the prison newspaper.

Tom is married to a magazine editor, and she thinks Shaka can become a published writer. This is a completely life-changing moment for Shaka—he'd never imagined a future where he was successful as a writer, and Tom's comment really helps him feel like he can succeed at something.