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Obama to Make First Presidential Visit to Prison for ‘Vice’ Special on HBO

President Obama will be making the first-ever presidential visit to a federal prison for an upcoming “Vice” special on America’s criminal justice system.

Obama will go to the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma next week for a show that will air this fall on HBO. The medium-security prison houses 1,300 inmates.

Obama and Vice founder Shane Smith, who will also host the program, will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff as well as law enforcement officials.

The interviews will be weaved into a broader HBO documentary looking at America’s approach to crime and imprisonment.

“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,” Smith said in a press release. “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.”

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