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John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem
John Oliver swipes 'Sesame Street' format to explain prison problem

John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money. How bad has the incarceration problem gotten in America? Longtime children's TV staple "Sesame Street" recently featured a puppet whose father had been sent to jail. "Sesame Street" has long been a place to tackle the basics of childhood life, like numbers, the alphabet, sharing and even some hard topics such as death of a loved one. But prisons? While the real "Sesame Street" kept it positive, dealing only with the effect that having a...

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