June 29, 2022
JAY-Z is pressuring the US government to investigate the prison with inhumane conditions

JAY-Z is pressuring the US government to investigate the prison with inhumane conditions

After receiving legal representation for inmates at the Mississippi State Prison at Parchman, J-Z, Yo Coty and ROC Nation

Led legal efforts J Z, Yo Coty And the ROC Nation Group calculates it at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. As stated in it advertisement boardThe artists and staff ensured legal representation for more than 200 inmates and filed enough cases with the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the inhumane conditions in the prison.

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice released a statement declaring that prisoners’ routine violations of their constitutional rights are routine. The DOJ noted that “based on a thorough investigation, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the conditions and procedures at the Mississippi State Penitentiary (also known as the Parchman) violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.”

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Yo Coty Issued a statement following the announcement.

“My heart goes out to the inmates who are suffering from lack of access to clean water, food and sanitation and the families who have sadly lost loved ones in the process. I will continue to defend the voiceless people until they get due justice. I am grateful to the full report of the U.S. Department of Justice for holding the Mississippi Corrections Department responsible for the brutal and inhumane treatment of incarcerated people.

CEO of Roc Nation, Desire PerezAlso released a report on the arrest and DOJ.

“On behalf of the ROC team, we are pleased that the Department of Justice recognizes the dire conditions in Mississippi prisons … over the past three years, the death toll has been utterly devastating, and we hope that today’s report will bring many more families and their families closer to getting the justice they deserve. We appreciate that.