"The Shame of the Prisons"- Ben Bagdikian - Washington Post



The result of three months of reporting and a week undercover in a Pennsylvania prison, this series examines the conditions, challenges, and systematic culture of the US prison system. Stories focus on California, Washington DC, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper, Book

Effects and Outcomes

The series was also produced as a paperback by Ben Bagdikian and Leon Dash, who also wrote part of the series. (New York: PocketBooks 1972, no online version available).

Articles, Books, Video/Film