Shane Bauer Talks Working Undercover in a Private Prison

In 2014, investigative reporter Shane Bauer embarked on a daring journalistic experiment. He took a job as a $9-an-hour private-prison guard at Winn Correctional Facility in Louisiana, and managed to capture the inner workings of the sort of place reporters rarely ever venture to.

For prisons, let First Step Act be just that

The U.S. criminal justice system is in desperate need of an overhaul that builds off the understanding that crime is primarily a young man’s game and that harsh punishments destroy the lives of salvageable people.