My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard
Mother Jones
July 5, 2016

prison“In an investigative series released today by Mother Jones, journalist Shane Bauer tells the story of working four months as a correctional officer for Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). He experiences firsthand the extreme conditions of prison work and the extra pressures that come with being employed by the country’s largest private prison company.   Bauer’s paid $9 an hour and encouraged to handle violent prisoners by being violent himself: ‘I felt in danger a lot of the time, so I was constantly trying to figure out how to manage prisoners.’”

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