Connor Brown

Connor Brown is an editorial intern at the Texas Observer. She holds a journalism degree from Texas State University and previously worked as an editorial intern at the Austin American-Statesman. Beyond journalism and politics, she enjoys scuba diving, hiking and photography. The Dallas, Texas, native can be reached on Twitter or at [email protected]

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Author Shane Bauer on How the Racist Roots of Private Prisons Still Permeate the System

“I was struggling with this feeling that I was becoming this different person in prison — a person I didn’t like.”

Falsified reports, inadequate medical care, severe understaffing and a plethora of illicit drugs and weapons: These are the grim realities of America’s modern private prison industry. When profit is the bottom line, prisoners’ basic needs often go unmet and any … Read More