Vice: Special Report: Fixing the System (2015)
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Viewers concerned with the overcrowding of prisons with a high percentage of African-Americans who have been given lengthy mandatory sentences for non-violent drug crimes should watch the Vice special report by correspondent Shane Smith.
The flaws in Fixing the System are organization and intent; it lacks an emphatic through-line that would recommend reforms, amp up the outrage or tell viewers how to get involved.
Does a commendable job of taking the 2.2 million people shoehorned into "disastrously overcrowded" prisons and connecting that back to inequities within the justice system, specifically in its disproportionate incarceration rates for young minority men.
Whatever you think, this special episode of the HBO series VICE will most certainly expand your view and humanize those behind bars.
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