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Obama becomes 1st sitting president to visit prison; pushes reform

On Thursday, President Barack Obama visited the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno, a medium-security facility near Oklahoma City, becoming the 1st sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 people serving lengthy jail terms for nonviolent drug offenses.

Officials opened a cell for the president so that he could see how prisoners are confined. The cell contained: “a double bunk bed and third bed along the wall, a toilet and sink, along with a small bookcase and three lockers.” “Three full-grown men in a 9-by-10 cell,” the president noted.

The president sat with some six inmates who told him of their experiences both inside and outside prison.

“When they describe their youth and their childhood, these are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made,” Obama said.

He added that had the men had support structures growing up, they may have made vastly different choices. The sentiment is part of a bigger push from the Obama administration to end harsh punishments for nonviolent drug offenders, which includes the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences.

Obama said that the US has become immune to the number of young people incarcerated for long periods of time for stupid mistakes.

“It’s not normal,” he said.”It’s not what happens in other countries. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things. What is normal is young people making mistakes.”

He added,

“We’ve got to be able to distinguish between dangerous individuals who need to be incapacitated and incarcerated versus young people who, in an environment in which they are adapting, but if given different opportunities, a different vision of life, could be thriving the way we are.”

AP

How did he do this? Man sitting on nothing seen in Ikeja (photos)

A LIB reader came across this yesterday evening in the Ikeja area of Lagos and took photos. The man sat on nothing for more than 30 minutes. How did he do it? See more photos after the cut…

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Jude Okoye and wife celebrate 1 year wedding anniversary

Jude Okoye and his wife Ifeoma are celebrating their 1 year wedding anniversary today July 17th. The couple is blessed with a daughter. Congrats to them.

Photo of another fallen hero

His name is Bala. According to friends, he died recently during a fight with Boko Haram.