Beau Hodai, a for­mer In These Times Staff Writer, is the founder of DBA Press (dba​press​.com), an online news pub­li­ca­tion and source mate­ri­als archive.

Hodai studied at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and lives in Tucson, Ariz. He has been a staff reporter for the Marianas Variety and Pacific Daily News (based in Guam), and the Carbon County News in Red Lodge, Mont. During his time reporting on Guam, Hodai’s reporting on issues of militarization in the Northern Marianas and on violence perpetrated by the Guam Police Department (GPD) led to the Marianas Variety being barred from military functions and in a call for a Guam Senate oversight hearing on the GPD.

Throughout 2010 and 2011, he provided research to the American Friends Service Committee, Southern Poverty Law Center and Private Corrections Working Group. His work has also appeared in Extra! (the magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), Prison Legal News, PRWatch.org (Center for Media and Democracy), Tucson Weekly, and News from Indian Country.

Hodai’s work has been featured on several radio and television shows, including Talk of the Nation, “Howard 100 News” (of The Howard Stern Show), CounterSpin (of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), The David Sirota Show, Citizen Radio, The Rick Smith Show, The Big Picture With Thom Hartmann, and Arizona Illustrated, as well as two nascent documentaries (one produced by Brave New Films and one by MSNBC).

Dispatch
Will Arizona Hold ALEC Accountable?
Proposed legislation would treat corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council like what its critics say it is: a lobbyist organization.
Culture
ALEC’s Arizona Escort Service
Our intrepid reporter learns he is not welcome at an annual summit for business-friendly lawmakers.
Dispatch
Private Prisons Gone Wild
Legal challenges are no match for Arizona politicians determined to privatize the state's correctional services.
Feature
Zombie Lobbyists Occupy Washington
Swarms of money-hungry corporate gladhands fight over the brains of our elected leaders in the nation's capital.
Feature
Publicopoly Exposed
How ALEC, the Koch brothers and their corporate allies plan to privatize government.
Feature
Marco Rubio’s Prison Problem
As the FBI investigates $120 million in subsidies for a new private prison in Florida, the new U.S. senator could end up in the hot seat over close ties to prison operator Geo Group.
Feature
Big High Country
Medical marijuana foments culture war in Montana.
Culture
King of the Crazy Suit
Meet Jonathan Lee Riches, the most litigious man in history.
Feature
Ties That Bind: Arizona Politicians and the Private Prison Industry
A revolving cast of lobbyists and legislators blur the line between public service and corporate profits.
Feature
Corporate Con Game
How the private prison industry helped shape Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.
Feature
Secrets of the Tea Party
The troubling history of Tea Party leader Dick Armey
Feature
The Rainmakers
Banking on private prisons in the fleecing of small-town America.
Feature
The Strange Fruit of Desperation
How con men and paranoiacs learned to love the Hardin hoosegow.