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Author Lauren-Brooke Eisen Looks 'Inside Private Prisons'

Event Date:

July 23, 2019 | 6:30 PM EDT


Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
1517 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20036

Razor wire fence at the Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, Western Australia. Image by Shutterstock. Australia, 2016.

This project explores how Australia and New Zealand are partnering with the private sector to ensure...

Image courtesy of Columbia University Press. United States, 2019.
Image courtesy of Columbia University Press. United States, 2019.

In her book, Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren-Brooke Eisen visits divestment campaigns, boardrooms, and private immigration-detention centers across the Southwest to examine the experiences of inmates, their families, correctional staff, and undocumented immigrants as she looks deeper into America's largest private prison corporations.

In her Pulitzer Center-supported articles for The New York Times and Salon, she explores the private prison system in Australia and New Zealand as a potential model for the U.S. in handling recidivism. Through exploring multiple and complex viewpoints in her book and her articles, Eisen asks: if private prisons are here to stay how can we, as policymakers and citizens, work to fix them?

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., she will share her insights into America's prison industrial complex at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café in Washington, D.C.

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