A week ago we told you about President Obama’s monumental trip to El Reno Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, making him the first Commander-in-Chief to visit a federal prison. Many of you were excited to see the VICE special, Fixing the System, which aired on HBO Sunday night, but in case you missed the TV airing you can now catch the hour-long episode right here online.
VICE Founder Shane Smith said of the special which features candid conversations between the president and various inmates:
“There’s an emerging consensus in this country – on both the right and the left – that the way we treat criminal offenders is utterly broken and weakening our society in profound ways. Visiting El Reno with President Obama – the first-ever visit to a federal prison by a sitting president – will give our viewers a firsthand look into how the president is thinking about this problem, from the policy level down to one on one conversations with the men and women living this reality. It’s going to be fascinating.”
Check out the special report below and tell us if you agree.