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- Cover Story
My Prison Experiment
I took a $9-an-hour job as a private prison guard in Louisiana. I saw stabbings, an escape, and prisoners and guards struggling to survive.
“Inmates Run This Bitch”
Tear gas and shakedowns: My training as a prison guard
“Part of the Bid’ness”
A firsthand look at how private prisons make money
“The CCA Way”
I officially become a guard—and try to find middle ground.
“You Got to Survive”
Trying to pull through as crisis looms. plus: Why it’s so hard for inmates to sue.
Scenes from a prison on the brink, and a sudden departure
Why Is It So Hard For Inmates to Sue Prisons?
It started with a salad bar.
A Brief History of America’s Private Prison Industry
“You just sell it like you were selling cars, or real estate, or hamburgers.”
Make America Hate Again
White nationalists for Trump
Block the Vote
Blocking the ballot box
Fisticuffs, fatheads, and other convention madness
Olympians Without Borders
The amazing story of Rio’s all-refugee Olympic team
The Little Tax That Could
How to fix Hillary’s Goldman problem
- MIXED MEDIA
On the Record
DJ Grandmaster Flash waxes nostalgic about early hip-hop.
White Open Spaces
The Grand Wizard of conservation
“5 Days of Wasted Time”
Panning our national parks
- FOOD + HEALTH
The world’s come undung.
Our faux-fish problem