*Its the first time any sitting president has done this. But then again, we are talking about President Barack Obama. POTUS set out on a historic tour to visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. He walked in with that familiar swagger; a “How y’all doing” and looked each man in the eye as he asked them their name and shook their hand, before taking a seat in the circle.
HBO released the clip of the highly anticipated Special, “VICE SPECIAL REPORT: FIXING THE SYSTEM earlier today. It will present an in-depth conversation between the president and inmates.
The president was accompanied by Vice co-founder and CEO, Shane Smith, who asked him if the “criminal justice system in America is racist?”
“I think the criminal justice system interacts with broader patterns of society in a way that results in injustice and unfairness,” Obama told Smith during their July trip to El Reno Federal Prison in Oklahoma.
“The system, every study has shown, is biased somewhere institutionally in such a way where an African-American youth is more likely to be suspended from school than a white youth for engaging in the same disruptive behavior, more likely to be arrested, more likely to be charged, more likely to be prosecuted aggressively, more likely to get a stiffer sentence,” Obama said.
The Special debuts this Sunday at 9 PM EST / 10 PM CST on HBO. But you can watch a clip directly below.
Below is the HBO Trailer. Followed by an EXTENDED clip of the video.
See the EXTENDED clip below.