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America’s Racist Prison System Slammed by John Oliver

"Our drug laws are a little draconian, and a lot racist"

On yesterday’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver spent 17 minutes highlighting how broken America’s prison system actually is. Inspired by the House Judiciary Committee’s prison reform hearings, Oliver dropped some serious knowledge including how America currently has more prisoners than China, and how one in 25 prisoners is sexually victimized a year.

After a 14-minute tirade against the prison system, Oliver proceeded to participate in the most depressing Sesame Street skit ever.

Watch the full clip in the player above.

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