Journalist Spends Four Months Undercover at Private Prison to Reveal Disturbing Details


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Source: YouTube/Mother Jones

“You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors” is a popular saying. It especially rings true for the doors of private prisons. The institutions have been known for being profit-driven, putting money before the well-being of the inmates inside. When this happens, the prisoners are often ill-treated. Proper mental and health care is scarce, as well as vocational and recreational amenities. There are also stories of inmates facing maltreatment and abuse from prison guards.

What better way to uncover the truth than by sending in an undercover journalist for a private prisons investigation? Continue through this gallery to see life within the institution from the viewpoint of an undercover prison guard.