Shane Bauer on race and prison.

A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into a Private American Prison

A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into a Private American Prison

Pointed interviews with Isaac Chotiner.
Sept. 14 2018 10:00 AM

I Have to Ask: The Shane Bauer Edition

A reporter’s undercover journey into an American prison.

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Shane Bauer is a senior reporter for Mother Jones whose new book is American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his four months as a guard at a private prison in Louisiana, and what he learned about the American system of justice.

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Podcast production by Max Jacobs.