President Obama heading to Oklahoma next week
by Chris Casteel
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is planning a two-day trip to Oklahoma next week to talk to the Choctaw Nation and visit the federal prison in El Reno, the White House announced Friday.
“On Wednesday, July 15th, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, where he will visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and deliver remarks on expanding economic opportunity,” White House spokesman Keith Maley said.
“He will remain overnight in Oklahoma. On Thursday, July 16th, the President will visit the El Reno Correctional Institution outside of Oklahoma City, marking the first visit by a sitting President to a federal prison.
“While there, he will meet with law enforcement officials and inmates and conduct an interview for a Vice documentary that will air in the fall about the realities of our criminal justice system.”