Obama Gets Real With Inmates in Fixing the System

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Obama Gets Real With Inmates in Fixing the System

Exclusive behind-the-scenes of POTUS's federal prison visit.

Published September 27, 2015

Vice on HBO aired a special report about America's criminal justice system this weekend, featuring footage from President Obama's historic visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma this summer.

Obama is the first sitting POTUS to be inside a federal lock up, and he got "honest" about some very real problems, reports Shane Smith, Vice co-founder.


"I did a lot of stupid stuff when I was younger," Obama told the six inmates he met with. "But I've said this before. I was just in an environment where you could afford to make some mistakes. I had more of a margin of error than a lot of kids do." 

See Obama and Smith break down the issues, in the BET.com exclusive video below.

The full documentary, Fixing the System, went live on Facebook on Monday at 10A/9C.

Watch: BET News: The Criminal Justice System Is Broken: Vice’s Shane Smith on ‘Fixing the System’ in the video below. 

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Written by BET-Staff


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