|Why Lester Holt Went to Prison for NBC News|
|By Brian Steinberg|
Lester Holt has traveled to war-torn spectacles in foreign lands and America’s smallest towns, all on behalf of NBC News. For his next journey, Holt had to go somewhere even more unusual – prison.
As part of “Justice for All,” a broader NBC News report on criminal justice reform, Holt made his way to Louisiana State Penitentiary, the maximum-security prison known as Angola, for a two-night stay in a cell. The results will be shown on NBC’s “Dateline” on Friday at 10 p.m.. On Sunday at 10, MSNBC will show a “town hall” broadcast from Sing Sing Correctional Facility, another maximum-security facility in Ossining, NY, where he will discuss the topic of the week with, among others, singer John Legend, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and 25 inmates from the prison.
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