In 2014 Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer did something that the magazine had never attempted with one it's writers: he went undercover as a corrections officer at a Louisiana prison.
Here's a link to the article. The prison is a for-profit institution, run by the Corrections Corporation of America, in the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana.
CCA is the country's second-largest private prison company. Bauer wrote about his experience and the changes taking place in that sector.
Here's a video created by Mother Jones about his report:
Bauer's investigation is also the subject of the latest episode of the podcast Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, and SCPR will begin airing Reveal every Monday at 9:00 PM.
Bauer spoke with Take Two. To hear the whole interview, click on the blue player above.