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several weeks ago, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth while in office. she may be casting a vote here on the senate floor. you can tune in and find out over on c-span 2. this weekend, c-span cities tour takes you to asheville carolina with the. help of our spectrum cable partners, we will. explore asheville's literary scene. we visit the boyhood home of tom wolfe -- thomas will, who wrote forward, home word angel." >> we can connect the people that thomas knew as a boy. he told some secrets, which you should not do in a small, southern town. thomas said he got death threats from his first book. >> then go inside the grove park inn, with a great asked the
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author, f scott fitzgerald, stayed during the summers of 1935 and 1936. >> he had lost his career at this point. he came to ask the looking for a place to belong, a place to recover, a place to rest. he came to recover that news. he wanted -- that muse. he wanted to find stories in the people that were staying here. >> on sunday at 2:00 p.m. eastern on american history tv, we too are the largest home in america the biltmore estate built, by the vanderbilt family during the gilded age. >> a home with more than 33 bedrooms for guests and family, 65 fireplaces, an incredible, massive staircase, the architectural beauty's running the home. >> we will visit late billy retreat.religious
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working with our cable affiliates as we explore america. ♪ >> this month on c-span, wiest -- we feature our studentcam winners. first prize high school west ,inners are may zen 12th-graders in boise, idaho. in their winning entry, "prison reform," they tell us about article one section eight, the general welfare clause. >> they announced it at six a clock a.m. that we officially won -- at 6:00 a.m. that we officially won. i woke up and, like, i wasn't expecting anything to come of it.
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miss wilson tweeted that we won first place. >> we were really shocked. i didn't feel too confident about it. all the negative from the past is gone. ♪ >> about 95% are released back into the communities. although these people have made mistakes it is important, to welcome them back into society. promoting the general welfare means supporting the overall health, safety, and success of the community. prisonershelp reform and feel more like contribute in members of the society.
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another part of the constitution used in advocating for prisoners rights is the 14th amendment. >> equal protection in recognizing that folks through the general -- the federal justice system are treated differently. you have a different experience. if she is trans, she is held in the mail facility. that is discrimination. are prosecuted at higher rates. >> once they get out of prison, it is important to get opportunities. ido has created many different classes and programs to help educate and prepare these people for their futures in society. >> streamlining that whole process, the programming. now there's four or five
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standard programs and that is it that is offered every offender throughout the state in every prison. >> on over the last couple of years, we have really revamped our programs. are if you can change your thinking, you can change your behavior. looking for a change with a substance abuse program, anger management program, and we also have other treatment programs. >> the goal is to prepare those people who are incarcerated for jobs. so when i get out, they have what they need to begin fully employed and have a good life and support their families. >> it is important for us to take our inmates and provide them with marketable skills for them to use upon their release. these marketable skills will help them to attain employment.
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but we don't mean just any job. we want them to gain a life-sustaining employment where they can help to support their families, have some benefits and things when they are released. we are working with employers to tell us what jobs are available, what jobs are out there, what certifications they are looking for. to research this topic because we are interested in the prison system -- we chose because wech topic are adjusted in the prison system. helpcused on programs that them find jobs. there's only one in idaho, but they hope to create more the future. this reinforces the equal protection clause. i'll have to begin in the same opportunity under similar circumstances. >> that is what we are all about, trying to help.
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the odds are stacked against them. they are incarcerated. they don't have a lot of good things going for them. children.lost they are fighting an uphill battle. if we can help provide things letting them get involved in this cultural program, it's the least we can do. help, too try to create opportunities, that is what we are all about. providing jobs for these ladies, developing skill sets, education, that is where they struggle, trying to get on their feet. get them ready to go out in the community, where they can hold a job, taken pay the rent, or provide for their children. >> they come to work all the
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time. they are dependable and they will show up. they appreciate the fact that they do good work. looking for women who are interested in work. >> help me get on the right being stable by the time i get out of here, having enough money saved up so i don't struggle when i first get out. i think that is a lot of women's problems -- and men's -- that they don't get a chance to be in a crc, to build all that up again. i feel that they don't have as great benefit as we do being here. >> when i am over there and i am doing things, its therapeutic for me. maybe healing a little bit? >> very true. >> so that is something that i am doing so maybe i don't have
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to be part of the recidivism rate. >> a variety of programs repairs the inmates for when they are released. they provide opportunities and help the transition for prisoners going into the community. as a society focusing on general ourare, it is responsibility to treat these people with respect and welcome them with open arms. ♪ >> to watch all of the prize-winning documentaries, visit ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] here on c-span we are live to
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hear from the house judiciary jerrold nadler and tom davis. as they get underway there is news tweaking from cnn sank the justice office has sent a criminal referral regarding former fbi official andrew mccabe, to the u.s. attorney office in washington dc. you may hear more about that. we are live from georgetown university law center in washington, on c-span.
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>> we are at georgetown university law center in washington waiting to start a discussion on the congressional oversight of the justice department and fbi. republicanormer commerce and tom davis, among others. the washington post reporting that the referred findings that former fbi director repeatedly to ad investigators federal procedure in austin to determine if mccabe tradition charged with a crime.
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the post reports the referral to the d.c. u.s. attorney's office occurred some time ago after the inspector general concluded that mr. mccabe like the investigators or his own boss, then fbi director james comey, four locations, and three of them under oath. you can read the story at washington this event will get underway shortly live on c-span.
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