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American Prison:
A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
by Shane Bauer

A groundbreaking 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 exposé 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 together a much deeper reckoning with his experiences alongside a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War.

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