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  • VICE Special Report on Prisons: 'Fixing The System' (Trailer)

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    Check out the trailer for VICE and HBO's upcoming special on criminal justice in the US: Fixing The System — it will air September 27.

    Watch VICE on HBO Season 1: http://bit.ly/1BAQdq5
    Watch VICE on HBO Season 2: http://bit.ly/1LBL8y6

    The special offers a panoramic perspective on crime and punishment, and will follow all the key characters in America’s sprawling justice system, including prisoners and their families, members of the judiciary, and community reformers.

    It will be hosted by VICE founder and correspondent, Shane Smith, and will also feature President Barack Obama's historic tour of El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma in July, where he met with inmates and prison officials.

    "There's an emerging consensus in this country — on both the right and the left — that the way we treat criminal offenders is utterly broken and weakening our society in profound ways," Smith said, explaining the significance of the documentary.

    In filming the special, President Obama became the first sitting President to visit a federal prison, signaling that criminal justice reform is a top priority in the final stretch of his presidency. At the medium-security prison for male offenders, Obama met with six inmates. He said the men's stories and the mistakes they made were not dissimilar to those the president made in his own youth, when he admittedly smoked pot and used cocaine.

    America needs to distinguish between violent criminals and people "doing stupid things," Obama said, adding that many young people who end up in prison for nonviolent drug crimes grew up in environments where drug trafficking is prevalent. Giving those people decades-long sentences is what is contributing to the country's overcrowded prison system, and more resources should be directed to education, support, and rehabilitation, he said.

    "I am really interested in the possibilities, the prospect of bipartisan legislation around the criminal justice system," the president told reporters on June 30. "And we've seen some really interesting leadership from some unlikely Republican legislators very sincerely concerned about making progress there."

    The special is the latest in VICE's ongoing coverage of what has become a major civil rights and reform issue in the United States.

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  • VICE 2015 Emmy Nominees Play all

    The nominations for the 36th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards are out, and VICE has 5 nominations - a Creative Arts Emmy Award for VICE on HBO & four News and Documentary Emmy Awards for VICE News - and you can watch all our nominated docs here:

    1) VICE on HBO was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award
    Outstanding Informational Series or Special, 'Killing Cancer' - http://bit.ly/1KHYTJm

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      • 2 weeks ago
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      • 5 months ago
      • 196,345 views
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  • FROM THE VICE NETWORK: MUNCHIES (Food) Play all

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  • VICE on HBO: Season Two Play all

    Continuing to explore the absurdity of the modern condition. More at http://www.vice.com/tag/hbo

    More from Season 2:

    Debriefs: http://bit.ly/HBO-S2-Debriefs
    Extended: http://bit.ly/HBO-S2-Extended
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