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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