Saturday, July 11, 2015

Barack Obama Goes To Federal Time Out!

One of the offensive right wing emails depicting President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former Attorney General Eric Holder as prison inmates.

Conservatives might want to put away the champagne bottles cause it's not going to happen.

President Barack Obama is going to Oklahoma to do tour of a federal time out facility and speak to some of the inmates (mostly non-violent drug offenders and white collar offenders).

He will be the first sitting president to ever visit a federal time out.

This will be a push for criminal justice reform.

He will met Republican Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and the warden of El Reno Federal Corrections. They will tour the facility on Thursday.

Vice will record the president's visit to the prison. The documentary will featured on HBO this year.

The White House confirms that its backing behind a bipartisan bill that would slash mandatory minimum sentences for many non-violent drug offenders.

Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders in March, the most aggressive use of his executive power to date to address the issue.

He has spoken out more frequently about the adverse effect current sentencing guidelines have on communities of color.

During a March interview with David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” Obama decried “the massive trend towards incarceration, even of non-violent drug offenders.”

“The challenge, which you depict in your show, is folks going in at great expense to the state, many times trained to become more hardened criminals while in prison, come out and are basically unemployable,” he said.

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