Jay Z, Yo Gotti Accuse MS Prison Of Violating COVID-19 Guidelines

By Halle Harris-Smith

August 14, 2020

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Roc Nation's social justice team, Team ROC, have filed legal documents that claim Mississippi State Penitentiary, aka Parchman Farm, is not properly protecting its inmates against COVID-19 due to the prison's inhumane conditions.

According to the legal documents, obtained by TMZ, as of July 30, only 132 Parchman prisoners of more than 2,000 had been tested for COVID, and among those 132 a whopping 33 percent tested positive, “suggesting an impending crisis.” Team ROC claims cases continue to rise rather than decrease in the prison as the facility is failing to isolate infected inmates, the prison staff is not properly screening visitors, nor are they wearing the correct protective gear. Thus, putting inmates' lives at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Team Roc is urging the State of Mississippi to have the facility implement stricter COVID-19 prevention protocols.

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