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American Prison

A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

by Shane Bauer

Hardcover, 351 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $28 |

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

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The investigative journalist draws on his experiences working in a Louisiana private prison to connect today's brutal for-profit prison system to the Civil War-era mass incarcerations of African-American workers.