Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The comedian John Oliver on the U.S. Criminal Justice System

John Oliver’s satirical comedy program, Last Week Tonight, has just posted a program on YouTube about obstacles that former offenders face when they leave prison. 25 min, no transcript. Both funny and serious. In this program, Oliver mentions four other programs of his about criminal justice - mandatory minimum sentences, bail, public defenders, and municipal violations .
He also has a program about elected judges. While it's comedy (and not always easy to understand for non-Americans) it is sadly not fiction.