Jeff Smith | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Smith for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Jeff Smith, former Missouri State Senator and author of “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught me about America’s Prison Crisis. In 2009, Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State Senator, pleaded guilty to charges related to campaign malfeasance and earned himself a year and a day in a Kentucky federal correction institution Now an urban policy professor, Smith’s blend of academic training, real-world political acumen, and insights from a year on the inside of prison help him offer practical solutions to the nation’s prison problem and to jumpstart the rehabilitation of the millions behind bars.