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Shane Bauer: The Business of Prison
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Commonwealth Club
Date: October 08, 2018 to October 08, 2018
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street (at Second) Second floor, San Francisco, California, United States, 94105
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Event Type: Other
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Shane Bauer, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones In 2014, Mother Jones journalist Shane Bauer made national headlines when he went not-so-undercover as a guard at Winn Correctional Center, a private prison in Louisiana. He used his real name, and due to lack of any real background checks, remained employed for four months. In that short time, Bauer witnessed firsthand the horrific conditions both prisoners and guards faced at the hands of the billion-dollar private prison industry and wrote an exposé that became Mother Jones' most read piece of all time. He argues that the private prison system is rarely held accountable for the atrocities that happen quietly within its concrete walls. Join Bauer as he discusses his unique experience, the for-profit prison industry's past and present in American history, and the state of justice at that intersection of our legal system, capitalism and mass incarceration.   Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San FranciscoTime: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program followed by book signingNotes: Banner photo by Bauer; Bauer photo by Ted Ely All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.