Lester Holt went to prison for NBC News special

Talk about embedded journalism: “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt voluntarily spent two nights in a maximum security federal prison.

  • Holt spent time in a cell at Louisiana State Penitentiary, known more commonly as Angola.
  • Reports on his experience and interviews with all sides of law enforcement and those incarcerated will air on NBC News properties all week.
  • A special “Dateline” on Friday will recap his stay in Angola.
  • Meanwhile, MSNBC will also air a town hall from inside Sing Sing Correction Facility in New York state.
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