Jay-Z‘s authorized eagle is retaining the strain on Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Penitentiary by submitting a brand new lawsuit that calls out the jail’s healthcare supplier.
As we have reported, Jay’s firm, Roc Nation, backed a gaggle of Parchman inmates suing Mississippi’s Dept. of Corrections over filthy, violent, unhealthy and lethal circumstances … and all of that was earlier than COVID-19 made issues worse.
Now, legal professional Alex Spiro — who Roc Nation employed to rep the inmates — has filed a brand new lawsuit in opposition to Centene … the mother or father firm of Centurion, which supplies healthcare at Parchman. This time, Spiro’s shopper is a Centene shareholder who’s seen the brutal news about 40 inmates dying in Mississippi prisons, together with Parchman, since December.
The shareholder suspects Centurion’s alleged poor care is exposing the corporate to lawsuits and probably tanking its inventory. In docs, obtained by TMZ, the shareholder calls out Centurion for poor inmate psychological well being remedy, and an absence of testing in for sicknesses — a obvious challenge for prisons amid the pandemic. In quick, the swimsuit alleges an “entire breakdown in [Mississippi prisons’] healthcare system.”
Parchman, particularly, has been stricken by riots, fires and suicides — movies from contained in the jail showed the dire conditions allegedly exacerbated by the jail being woefully understaffed.
According to the swimsuit, Centurion is definitely shedding cash on its take care of the state of Mississippi — which the shareholder suspects is likely to be why the corporate’s allegedly bailing on offering correct healthcare on the prisons.
The shareholder desires a decide to pressure Centurion to open its books to supply a full image of the place cash is, or is not, going with regards to inmate healthcare.
Obviously, that data may be essential for the Parchman inmates’ lawsuit. Fair to say, it is no coincidence Spiro is repping the shareholder in addition to the prisoners suing Mississippi’s DOC.
Jay-Z and Yo Gotti have each vowed they’re on this for the long haul … till the jail circumstances vastly enhance, and this might go a good distance towards that objective.