Jay Z, Yo Gotti and their social justice team claim that the infamous Mississippi Parchman Prison is coming very fast in protecting inmates from COVID-19 … and statistics prove it.
The team’s ROC lawyers filed documents this week accusing the state jail of serious testing failures on the heels of reports of a coronavirus outbreak among just a small sample of inmates.
According to documents … as of July 30, only 132 Parchman inmates with more than 2,000 had been tested for COVID, and among those 132 a large 33 percent had tested positive, suggesting an impending crisis.
The ROC team claims that cases continue to rise instead of decrease and point out that one inmate just died from the virus last weekend.
To make matters worse, the prison was supposedly failing isolate infected prisoners and ROC claims that 3 inmates who had pending tests were recklessly transferred to different units without precaution … and their results came back positive.
The ROC team claims that prison staff also appear brief in the process of reviewing it for visitors and says that staff members do not wear PPE universally … causing concern that lawyers and other outsiders may be exposed.
ROC team lawyer Marcy Croft says … “It’s a ploy that Parchman continues to neglect people’s lives in their prisons and expose them to the deadly COVID-19 virus.”
Along with better testing protocols and compliance, the legal team is demanding more transparency from the jail, to ensure it is following the CDC guidelines to slow the spread.
This is not the first time the infamous Mississippi prison has been summoned for alleged ill-treatment of its inmates. As we reported … Team ROC released a video in January of what she described as inhuman conditions within her walls.
Yo Gotti even urged federations to intervene, and the ROC Team also filed a lawsuit against prison officials seeking an action plan to help inmates.