Obama's Going to Prison

Obama's going to prison for an HBO special. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

President Barack Obama's going to prison to star in an HBO series. The president next week will head to a federal prison in Oklahoma as part of Vice special on criminal justice. "As part of the VICE special airing this fall on HBO, Obama and VICE founder Shane Smith, host of the special, will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff, and law enforcement officials," Vice News said.  

Obama has made changes to the criminal justice system — including lighter sentences for nonviolent drug offenders — a priority for the remaining months of his administration. He also is reportedly planning to ramp up commutations of drug sentences in the coming weeks.  


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