Anne-Marie Cusac, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at Roo­sevelt Uni­ver­si­ty, is a George Polk Award-win­ning jour­nal­ist. For ten years, she was an edi­tor and inves­tiga­tive reporter for The Pro­gres­sive mag­a­zine. Cusac won the George Polk Award for her arti­cle Stun­ning Tech­nol­o­gy,” an inves­ti­ga­tion of the use of the stun belt in U.S. pris­ons. Cusac’s non­fic­tion book Cru­el and Unusu­al: The Cul­ture of Pun­ish­ment in Amer­i­ca, was pub­lished by Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Press in the spring of 2009 (paper­back edi­tion, fall 2010).
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