American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
Accountability. Your tax dollars and mine are being wasted on a private prison system that is largely unaccountable and at odds with our values and with most definitions of justice. Journalist Shane Bauer went undercover to work as a prison guard at a private prison in Louisiana. He first wrote about his experience in a feature for Mother Jones, and has expanded that work into a book titled, American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment. There are insights in this book about who is in prison and why, as well as insight about the people who work for and who run the private companies that run American prisons. I finished the book reflecting about a misalignment of interest between those interested in a fair system of justice and making money from running prisons.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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