Months after filing a couple of lawsuits on behalf of 29 Mississippi inmates to combat the alleged neglect spurned by COVID-19, Yo Gotti, JAY-Z and Team Roc are going after the Mississippi State Penitentiary with yet another preemptive strike.
This latest legal maneuver is said to procure more than 200 prisoners as they target Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and Centurion, the healthcare provider for the Mississippi prison system.
“The situation in Parchman is dire. More and more of the incarcerated population are reaching out for help and pleading for immediate medical attention, especially as the coronavirus threatens their lives,” Gotti said in a statement to Complex. “Mississippi Governor Reeves, Commissioner Burl Cain and Centene — as the parent company of Parchman’s healthcare provider Centurion — can’t continue to neglect this tragedy and let the death toll rise. We will hold them accountable and fight for the rights of the incarcerated.”
The prison, also known as Parchman Farm, has been widely documented as an inhumane torture chamber, with no shortage of “black mold, rat infestations, rat feces, bird droppings, and cockroaches, flooding, lack of running water, electricity” that has only been heightened by the coronavirus outbreak.