“The War on Drugs is a War on Minorities: Former El Reno Prison Inmate Freed by Obama Speaks Out”

Democracy Now Published on Jul 17, 2015 President Obama became the first sitting president in history to visit a federal prison Thursday when he toured the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. After passing through several security gates, Obama stepped inside a 9-by-10 cell and walked through a section called Cell Block B that… Read More “The War on Drugs is a War on Minorities: Former El Reno Prison Inmate Freed by Obama Speaks Out”

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“Criminal justice reform gains bipartisan momentum”

PBS NewsHour On Thursday, President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, part of his larger campaign to encourage reform of the American criminal justice system. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports he’s not the only politician pushing for reform: both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are speaking out and offering proposals on… Read More “Criminal justice reform gains bipartisan momentum”

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