Jay-Z, Yo Gotti and their social justice team accused Mississippi̵7;s notorious Parchman Prison was about to protect prisoners from COVID-19 … and the statistics prove it.
The Group’s ROC attorneys submitted documents this week accusing the state prison of failing to undergo a serious screening after there were reports of coronavirus outbreaks in only a small sample of the prison. multiply.
According to documents … as of July 30, only 132 Parchman prisoners out of more than 2,000 people tested for COVID, and out of those 132, a whopping 33% have been tested positive, giving see an imminent crisis.
The ROC team stated that cases continued to increase rather than decrease and indicated that a prisoner had just died of the virus over the weekend.
To make matters worse, the alleged prison fails isolate infected prisoners and the ROC claims 3 prisoners with pending tests have been recklessly transferred to different units with no precautions … and their results are back to positive.
Team ROC stated that the prison staff also briefed on the screening process on visitors and said the non-PPE staff globally … raised concerns that lawyers and other outsiders. may have been exposed.
Counsel of the ROC Group Marcy Croft said … “It was a farce as Parchman continued to neglect the lives of people in their prisons and expose them to the deadly COVID-19 virus.”
Along with better testing and compliance protocols, the legal team is looking for more transparency from prisons, to ensure prisons adhere to CDC guidelines to slow the spread.
This is not the first time the notorious Mississippi prison has been called for alleged prisoner abuse. As we reported … Team ROC released a video in January about what it described as inhumane conditions inside its walls.
Yo Gotti even asked for federal intervention, and the ROC Team also filed a lawsuit against prison officials demanding an action plan to help inmates.