Lauren-Brooke Eisen

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(Eisen, Lauren-Brooke) Lauren-Brooke Eisen is senior counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, where she focuses on changing financial incentives in the criminal-justice system. Previously, she was a senior program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, served as an assistant district attorney in New York City, and taught criminal justice at Yale College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Columbia University Press) examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations. Neither an endorsement nor a demonization, Inside Private Prisons details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration.