Obama, Teaming up with ‘Vice,’ Will Become the First U.S. President to Visit a Federal Prison


Over the course of 43 different American presidents, you’d think that at some point, just one of them would have thought — even if for PR purposes — to visit a federal prison, given that our country boasts the largest prison population in the world and the second largest per-capita rate of incarceration. (As Deadline explains, America encompasses only 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its prisoners.) Thus far, however, it’s never happened — but that’s about to change, thanks to Obama and, less expectedly, Vice and HBO. Through its deal with HBO, Vice is making a special that’s an “in-depth look into the dire impact the current criminal justice system is having on millions of Americans.”
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