Lester Holt Lived as an Inmate in a Maximum-Security Prison

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  • Published on Sep 4, 2019
  • Lester Holt talks to Jimmy about becoming a second-time grandpa, his eye-opening experience documenting the two nights he spent in a maximum-security prison and what it was like working alongside mostly black men in old plantation fields of Angola.
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Comments • 93

  • Tyrell Anderson
    Tyrell Anderson 29 days ago

    Was Jimmy uncomfortable or bored??

  • Gillian Broadway
    Gillian Broadway 29 days ago

    1st take: Lester Holt’s face is so darn smooth...

  • Saif B.
    Saif B. Month ago +8

    When you can’t turn off your on-air voice lol

  • Brauna Richmond
    Brauna Richmond Month ago +1

    I love Lester Holt

  • Spoon Face
    Spoon Face Month ago

    Jimmy is a crappy interviewer. But he’d make a great game show host 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Markus Spencer
    Markus Spencer Month ago

    I remember going to the main Mississippi state prison back in 1999 to see my cousin and I remember the farms looked just like the Angola farm here in this video.

  • Mr Crowley
    Mr Crowley Month ago +1

    Finally, something serious.

  • Corey A. Moore
    Corey A. Moore Month ago +1

    So I'm guessing the white producer of the show came up with the idea to have the black anchor spend a couple of nights in prison. I don't remember seeing Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw in any prison cells. I understand this story needs to be told but maybe it could have been done another way

  • mickyfingaz
    mickyfingaz Month ago

    People have been talking about the history of Angola Farm for years and they still haven't done shit about it. It's a Hell hole for Black men to rot in for decades and some for life. Louisiana has some of the most fucked up criminal justice laws in the country and like most prisons, most of those inmates are there for petty drug violations and for being unable to pay restitution when they can't pay their probation fees. Having corny-ass Lester Holt stay there for a couple of days ain't gonna do shit but get him another Emmy.

  • Willie Parker
    Willie Parker Month ago +2

    Lester Holt doesn’t seem to be old enough to be a grandpa 👴

  • Michelle Whitley
    Michelle Whitley Month ago

    Great, pretend days....

  • Kill Monger
    Kill Monger Month ago +7

    I see everyone has glossed over that the white guy did only 20 years for beating a 16 Year girl to death with a pipe then tried to burn her body up. He's out but you have black men doing life for murders. White privilege at its finest!! Its on the same episode with Lester Holt!

  • Gaining Ground
    Gaining Ground Month ago +1

    Lester Holt is freaking awesome! What a great story. Needs to be told.

  • KaikalaMoon
    KaikalaMoon Month ago +2

    "...Yeah, if you're an inmate." Wow!

  • Western V
    Western V Month ago

    No wonder he’s all about the crooked Democratic Party

    • d
      d Month ago

      Western V did you even watch the video? or did you just come here to comment your dumb opinion?

  • bower Thomas
    bower Thomas Month ago

    Jerk offs jerking off fellow assholes. These shows suck

  • Daniella Stamp
    Daniella Stamp Month ago +9

    And people call this the land of the free.....propaganda I tell you.

  • Aniesha Walker
    Aniesha Walker Month ago +1

    To the 21 dislikes. Now we know there are at least 21 people that are🙈 Blind. I love you tho 💓

  • Viola
    Viola Month ago +4

    Watching those men work in the field was eery, like looking through a time machine

  • JediLight
    JediLight Month ago +1

    BS!!! He didn't live like an inmate if he had protection around him full time. He lies just like Brian Williams.

  • Marc Ran hay
    Marc Ran hay Month ago +1

    So hard to watch inmates to work like slaves? Don’t screw up all the time and you won’t end up screwing your future

  • KC Royals #1 Fan
    KC Royals #1 Fan Month ago +12

    A man with a unique voice and a unique deliverance. Such a Great Journalist.

  • chris stralka
    chris stralka Month ago +1

    This is ridiculous. I'm surprised that the songs by Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues" and Boy George "Pentonville Blues" weren't featured? No mention of "Orange is the New Black" or Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone".....................

  • Deena K
    Deena K Month ago +3

    GET OVER YOUR BLACK SELF....ITS LIFE IN PRISON, YOU JUST HAPPEN TO BE PLACED AMOUMG BLACK PEOPLE. I AM SURE WHITE PEOPLE ARE PICKING THEIR SHARE OF CROP IN ANOTHER LOCATION..... DO NOT JUDGE!!!!!!!

    • Aniesha Walker
      Aniesha Walker Month ago

      Point is. Slavery isn't dead. Inside and outside. What comes out of a person is what lives in them.

  • Tracey's Place
    Tracey's Place Month ago

    WTF ...

  • Tiago Pereira
    Tiago Pereira Month ago

    Pensei que o cara fosse irmão do Tom Cavalcante

  • L K
    L K Month ago +1

    "I hope it starts a lot of conversations" cmon Jimmy Fallon, you can do better than that. 95% of the prisoners will be entering back into society. That means a large portion of your fans used to be part of that 95% and were let out already. I feel like this very important interview was rushed through. Cmon Jimmy you're better than that

    • L K
      L K Month ago

      @Michael Jackson I never said 95% of the population. Read what I wrote again.

    • Michael Jackson
      Michael Jackson Month ago

      95% of inmates is not the same as 95% of the entire population. Its very likely that only 1% of the audience has never been to jail

  • Jake Walker
    Jake Walker Month ago

    Did he though?

  • richacoll1
    richacoll1 Month ago

    The punch line would be. “ your in for 2/3 days”. Er okay no probs.
    One month later ok now your free to leave.
    Now that would be interesting to watch

  • The Elephant
    The Elephant Month ago +3

    Man... who did Lester`s makeup!? He looks like his wax figure 😨

  • Gary Straw
    Gary Straw Month ago

    The left loves his race and intelligence. He’s bottom 1% of his peers,

  • Gary Straw
    Gary Straw Month ago +5

    What a joke. He never had a risk.

  • peacefulislandgirl
    peacefulislandgirl Month ago

    So do we ignore? Turn away or interact? Attempt empathy? no one is ever going to know the all of it second hand, but we can try to find common humanity.

  • Yolie Hines
    Yolie Hines Month ago +19

    Wow !! We love Lester Holt he’s amazing 🙏💙

    • Marc Ran hay
      Marc Ran hay Month ago

      Yolie Hines yeah he’s such an awesome puppet

  • New Message
    New Message Month ago +22

    Slavery is still alive and well. They just enslave you socio/economically now.

  • W M
    W M Month ago +35

    Criminal justice reform is a joke. Minor drug charges that carry mandatory sentences, murderers and pedos getting lesser sentences. Its all for profit and corrupt af.

    • Haci Ekinci
      Haci Ekinci Month ago

      W M,home of the brave and land of the free mate,what a fuckn joke.....

    • Taylor Bishop
      Taylor Bishop Month ago

      Just punish people forever? Categorize everyone who has committed a crime with pedos and murders?

    • Magdalis Almodovar
      Magdalis Almodovar Month ago +1

      I agree.

  • Jaz Simone
    Jaz Simone Month ago

    Heightened awareness 😆

  • Trent Mcgready
    Trent Mcgready Month ago +2

    Congratulations on "Little Israel" turning two years old.
    He will grow up to be a proud citizen of Israel.
    And serve Israel over America until Zionists find him fit.

  • Shawn
    Shawn Month ago

    5:00 it is widely known the prison labor is modern SLAVERY....paid little to NOTHING...and you are generally forced to do it or get more jail time, reprimands, etc

    what a shitty country

  • Avetor UAC
    Avetor UAC Month ago +1

    4:55 good idea actioly !!! i live AVE you man) and whoget up idea ( old time punished by reference to deaf little-populated places for correctional labor) not all like &stay live place /// other you newed

  • Patti Chambley
    Patti Chambley Month ago

    Spent a yr in jail for real

  • Mark Stewart
    Mark Stewart Month ago +2

    Anyone else getting a Brian Williams vibe from Lester's stay in a "Maximum-Security Prison"?

    • Mark Stewart
      Mark Stewart Month ago

      @Shirley Whatyasay An the upper upper class dude gets paid to create a narrative that the dreconian Prision Industrial Complex has take one step back has a ring of honor signalling 30 years too late. Brian Williams an exaggerated bed fellow.

    • Shirley Whatyasay
      Shirley Whatyasay Month ago +1

      No

  • Dannie Spokes
    Dannie Spokes Month ago +4

    is he wearing foundation?

    • Dannie Spokes
      Dannie Spokes Month ago +1

      Countrydiva524 his skin is 100x more flawless than than I could ever dream mine to be

    • Countrydiva524
      Countrydiva524 Month ago +1

      You have to on stage, in front of the camera ect because the lights will wash you out.

  • Wade Higgins
    Wade Higgins Month ago +1

    I spent a night in jail, thanks to my "brother"! The same person that had nowhere to live, took him in my house fed him, clothed him and he slept with my "wife". Thank you!

  • Shawn Sisler
    Shawn Sisler Month ago

    @JJ's Life I hope you get to test your theory. Bless your little ole pea-picking heart.

  • Crystal Sherman
    Crystal Sherman Month ago +4

    I like him!

  • sara al
    sara al Month ago +1

    Isn't Angola a west African country?

    • Elisabeth Whetstone
      Elisabeth Whetstone Month ago

      sara Angola has been known to be one of the most serious prisons in this country for decades.

    • Amy Wilks
      Amy Wilks Month ago +1

      Yes but its a prison named after and located on the old ANGOLA Plantation

    • Commodore RuhRoh Raggy
      Commodore RuhRoh Raggy Month ago

      sara al
      Yes, the prison is named for it.

  • Miha XoX
    Miha XoX Month ago +1

  • Ryan Raich
    Ryan Raich Month ago +5

    Those 2 entire nights must have been a terrifying experience

  • Sir Tophat
    Sir Tophat Month ago +4

    "Should I be worried?"..."If you were an inmate yeah"....so you are not an inmate.

  • JDoactive
    JDoactive Month ago +20

    slept in a prison for 2 nights
    "Lived as an Inmate"

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      LIVED NOTHING AS AN INMATE, UNLESS HE SPENT AT LEAST 6 MONTHS THERE!!!! HE'S FULL OF SHIT.

    • Ryan Raich
      Ryan Raich Month ago

      😂

  • ShredBetty
    ShredBetty Month ago +5

    Benefitting from their own effort of tending to a farm inheres the focus of purposefulness. Compartmentalize that context from the history of the real estate.

  • ashley ronsen
    ashley ronsen Month ago +45

    You’ll never live as an inmate until you actually are one.

  • M Jave
    M Jave Month ago +5

    Cheap labor that’s how you compete with third world🤑

    • lolalee
      lolalee Month ago +1

      America soon will be 3rd world

  • AbyssGnasher
    AbyssGnasher Month ago

    Insane!

  • GumdroplandFilms
    GumdroplandFilms Month ago +2

    “I’m Lester Holt”

  • Ama Artz
    Ama Artz Month ago +2

    Make this blue if you love jimmy😍❤️
    👇🏻
    Btw i'm an Artist. I would love some love too❤️

  • LikeMikeSIKE
    LikeMikeSIKE Month ago +4

    0:10 "I have a twenty.... actually he'll be 2 years old this week"
    Was that a joke that didn't go over well or am I missing something

    • M Jave
      M Jave Month ago +3

      That was 24 months you wakoo 🤣

    • LikeMikeSIKE
      LikeMikeSIKE Month ago

      @Malhaar10 ah maybe but that's weird to say

    • Malhaar10
      Malhaar10 Month ago +3

      24 month old probably

  • Francisco Silva
    Francisco Silva Month ago +6

    That hairline looks shady af 🤔

  • Davy Franck
    Davy Franck Month ago +8

    TRUMP 2020.

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      @Ayad Ali WHAT COUNTRY ARE YOU FROM????? NOT AMERICA!!!! OR YOURE AN ILLEGAL ALIEN..... LETS HUNT YOU DOWN AND DEPORT YOUR ASS!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020......HE'S GONNA GET YOUR ALIEN ASS OUT OUT OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!! TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      @Ayad Ali TRUMP 2020...HAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!! TRUMP KEEPS WINNING OVER LOSERS LIKE YOU!!!!! :)

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      @Ayad Ali TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      @Ayad Ali TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020

    • Deena K
      Deena K Month ago +1

      @Ayad Ali TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020 TRUMP 2020