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Shane Bauer



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Shane Bauer is a senior reporter for Mother Jones. His most recent book, "American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment" was named one of the 10 best books of 2018 by the New York Times and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. The book illustrates his time working undercover as a prison guard at a corporate-run prison in Lousiana and details the use of for-profit prisons over the course of our country's history. Shane is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Michael Kelley Award, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and at least twenty others. Bauer is the co-author, along with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of a memoir, "A Sliver of Light," which details his time spent as a prisoner in Iran.

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Scheduled events:
Behind Bars: The Injustice of Justice
Shane Bauer went behind the bars to learn more about private prisons. Lara Bazelon cataloged the injustices inflicted on the wrongly convicted. Albert Woodfox spent 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn't commit. Meet three authors dedicated to bringing about change to our draconian penal system.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shane Bauer, Lara Bazelon, Albert Woodfox
Moderator: Margaret Regan
They Went Undercover to Uncover the Truth
Shane Bauer and Ron Stallworth both went undercover to uncover the stories that became their books: "American Prison" and "Black Klansman." How did they do it? Let's find out!

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shane Bauer, Ron Stallworth
Moderator: Tim Steller

Books:
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin Press
September 2018
ISBN 9780735223585
368 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. More/less

A Sliver of Light
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Mariner Books
May 2003
ISBN 9780544483972
$14.95, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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