On this edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur talks the ongoing issues in private prisons and demand for change in the community. Guests include Peg Swan, Alison Flowers, and Shane Bauer.
Peg Swan is a longtime prison reform activist, currently advocating for Wisconsin inmates involved in a hunger strike. She is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization Forum for Understanding Prisons.
Alison Flowers award-winning investigative journalist who focuses on social justice and criminal justice. She is the author of “Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity,” and she contributed to the anthology “Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States.” She will be in Madison on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. to discuss her new book.
Shane Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine. A fluent Arabic speaker, his work has focused on the Middle East and North Africa as well as criminal justice in the United States. He has reported from locations such as Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Syria, Yemen, Israel/Palestine, and Pelican Bay supermax prison. His articles have appeared in Mother Jones, The Nation, Salon, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications.