Barack Obama will be the first sitting president to visit a federal prison


President Barack Obama will make history next week when he becomes the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, according to a a href=”″>statement issued by the White House on Friday

Obama will tour El Reno federal prison in central Oklahoma on Thursday. The medium security prison is home to 1,300 male inmates convicted of federal crimes. Notorious Oklahoma city bomber Timothy McVeigh was once held there.

The president will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff and law enforcement officials. He will be interviewed by VICE founder Shane Smith while at the prison as part of a documentary set to run on HBO this fall about the American justice system. …

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