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Obama to become first sitting president to visit a prison

Obama to become first sitting president to visit a prison

President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, part of a push he plans next week for reforming the criminal justice system. On Thursday, the president will visit with inmates and officials at the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno near Oklahoma City, the White House announced Friday, and will be interviewed for the HBO newsmagazine series “Vice” on the issue. The trip will follow a speech on Tuesday at the NAACP’s annual convention in Philadelphia in which Obama will “lay out his ideas to make our country fairer, smarter and more cost effective while keeping the American people safe and secure,” White House Press...

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