John Oliver Calls Out the American Prison System
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO)
Recently, on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver gives new perspective on the American prison system. He tells us what’s wrong with running prisons as if they were businesses. We also see news segments from prisons across America that shows us the treatment of prison inmates, when it comes to food and medical services.
At the beginning of the video, we even learn that 1 in every 100 adults in America are actually behind bars. Turns out, learning about prison is actually a thing that happens on Sesame Street now. Yeah…you read that right. Sesame Street.