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The Resource American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, by Shane Bauer, (large print)

American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, by Shane Bauer, (large print)

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American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment
Title
American prison
Title remainder
a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment
Statement of responsibility
by Shane Bauer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 expose 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 America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still"--
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Bauer, Shane
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.B384 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Imprisonment
  • Large type books
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American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, by Shane Bauer, (large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860004
Lccn
2018047491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1057732192
  • (OCoLC)1057732192
  • 2504322
Label
American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, by Shane Bauer, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860004
Lccn
2018047491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1057732192
  • (OCoLC)1057732192
  • 2504322

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