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

An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —

New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 * Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism * Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award * A New York Times Notable Book 

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.

Interview with the Author

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Shane Bauer’s Undercover Reporting from Inside a Private Prison
4/21/19          45 min

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American Prison: Interview with Shane Bauer
7/4/19         55 min

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The Business of Punishment 
12/20/18          21 min

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Shane Bauer American Prison 
10/12/18        40 min

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Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’
10/5/18            50 min

Interview Starts at 22 min

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