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The Resource American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, Shane Bauer, read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author

American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, Shane Bauer, read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author

Label
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
Shane Bauer, read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A harrowing and groundbreaking account of going undercover as a guard in a private prison in Louisiana, springing from the extraordinary National Magazine Award-winning Mother Jones cover story that shocked a nation
  • "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 exposé 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. The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone. A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
TEFMT
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Bauer, Shane
Dewey number
365/.973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.B384 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fouhey, James
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  • Prisons
  • Imprisonment
  • Audiobooks
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not applicable
Label
American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, Shane Bauer, read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author
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Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294250920
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525528777
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
nj 11/18
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 7200
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1049176096
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment, Shane Bauer, read by James Fouhey, with an introduction read by the author
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294250920
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525528777
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
nj 11/18
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 7200
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1049176096
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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