A second civil lawsuit has been filed against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Alongside Team ROC, Jay-Z and Yo Gotti administered the lawsuit on behalf of 152 inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman that have been experiencing inhumane conditions within the facility.
A few statements from inmates detail the horrific situations they’ve encountered, including administering their own medical care, poor sewage systems, and un-consumable food. “[Inmates] insert their own catheters, treat their own stab wounds, vomit up blood, teeter on the verge of diabetic comas, and suffer through seizures without medical care,” one statement reads. “Even a broken neck can go without treatment at Parchman, with the inmate being left to suffer through his injury while sleeping on exposed, steel bedsprings with no mattress.”
Within the lawsuit, the inmates seek to gain the attention of the courts in order to drastically change the prison’s conditions and address the deaths that have occurred since 2019. “Inmates are asking the court to retain full jurisdiction of the Parchman Penitentiary until the Department of Corrections have fully remedied the situation and ensured a safe, livable environment,” another part of the statement details.
The video below [which contains graphic content] depicts the conditions inmates are striving to change.