"As Mississippi has incarcerated increasing numbers of people, it has dramatically reduced its funding of prisons", the lawsuit says, adding that the underfunding forces inmates to "live in squalor, endangering their physical and mental health". In the suit, Team Roc claimed that drinking water for inmates repeatedly failed to meet federal safety standards. They did not say how extensive a federal investigation might be. Yo Gotti is also among figures calling for action after five inmates died in Mississippi penitentiaries over the past two weeks which includes three prisoners who were stabbed at the Mississippi State at Parchman.
"These inhumane conditions are unconstitutional", according to court papers. These deaths are a direct result of Mississippi's total disregard for the people it has imprisoned and their constitutional rights.More news: Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project
Some of the plaintiffs' attorneys are with a New York-based law firm whose clients include Jay-Z. In the meantime, the Mississippi Division of Corrections has not commented on the lawsuit, saying that it doesn't focus on pending litigation.
"Plaintiffs' lives are in peril", the lawsuit states per the Clarion Ledger. Reeves has not yet chosen a replacement for her.More news: Buffalo hosts Vegas after Rodrigues’ 2-goal game
The claim, documented by Jay-Z's attorney Alex Spiro in the US District Court in Greenville, Mississippi, says "these passings are an immediate effect of Mississippi's absolute negligence for the individuals it has imprisoned and their sacred rights", as per the report.
The lawsuit, filed today in federal court, said the maximum-security prison was extremely unsafe for prisoners after a surge of violence left three inmates stabbed to death, just inside first week of 2020.More news: Wimbledon doubles champion Robert Farah fails drugs test
Hall said in a news release Monday that even after moving the 375 inmates, the state would have to find different housing for 625 other maximum-security inmates who had been housed at Parchman's Unit 29, which was damaged in the violence. The hip-hop pair reportedly asked the governor of MS to make changes to his prisons.