American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment
ISBN: 0735223602
EAN13: 9780735223608
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 11, 2019
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8.43" L x 5.43" W
Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club February 2020 selection

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018
One of President Barack Obama's favorite books of 2018

Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award
A New York Times Notable Book

A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.

In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an expos about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in Read More chevron_right

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