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The Wave Hill walk off, Inside America's private prisons

August 17th, 2016

Episode 466 of 662 episodes

Mother Jones report Shane Bauer was so frustrated by the secrecy inside America’s multibillion dollar private prison system, he decided to become an insider. For four months, he worked as a guard at the Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana, run by the Corrections Corporation of America – the country’s second largest private prison company. Remarkably, he was able to record inside the prison, recording audio with a pen and filming with his watch The result is a remarkable investigation running to over 35,000 words, in which Shane depicts a brutal and chaotic dystopia, where guards are encouraged to enact sadistic impulses, stabbings are an almost everyday occurrence, and prisoners are denied medical treatment. And that’s only the beginning. wave hill walk off.

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