Obama to visit federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday

09 Jul

President Obama will visit a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday, White House officials said Friday, as part of his intensified push to overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system.

The trip will be “the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to a federal prison,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing, adding that it will come after Obama will speak Tuesday about reforming sentencing guidelines at the NAACP’s annual conference in Philadelphia.

“The president will outline the unfairness in much of our criminal justice system, highlight bipartisan ideas for reform and lay out his ideas to make our country fairer, smarter and more cost effective while keeping the American people safe and secure,” Earnest said.

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Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Uncategorized



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