President Barack Obama’s stride for a fairer justice system is actually sending him to prison.
As a segment of a weeklong focus on unfairness in the criminal justice system, Obama was to meet separately Thursday with police officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are serving time at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution.
He will be the first sitting president to view the inside of a federal correctional institution, the White House stated. The presidential motorcade mod past gates topped with layers of razor wire as it entered the sprawling prison complex.
The plan is usually to hold people with criminal histories a good distance away from the president, not to put a president in their midst. Yet, as much as it may supercede logic, the controlled environment of a prison is better than many of the public venues where presidents show their faces, stated Danny Spriggs, a former deputy director of the U.S. Secret Service, which provides the security for the president.
Who comes and goes from a prison is only limited and past history are known from background checks “It’s better that he goes there than out in the general public,” said Spriggs, now vice president of global security for The Associated Press.
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