Jay-Z has filed a federal lawsuit towards the top of the Mississippi Division of Corrections and the warden of the state penitentiary on behalf of 29 inmates.

It’s alleged that officers have achieved nothing to halt an ongoing spate of violence that has left at the very least 5 folks useless.

The motion was launched via Jay-Z’s philanthropic enterprise Staff Roc by his lawyer Alex Spiro, and names three folks killed on the state penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi: Walter Gates, Roosevelt Holliman and Denorris Howell.


“These deaths are a direct results of Mississippi’s utter disregard for the folks it has incarcerated and their constitutional rights,” the lawsuit says, in accordance with NBC.

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It goes on to allege that underfunding and understaffing is accountable for “prisons the place violence reigns” which have seen “unthinkable” deaths.

It follows a letter by Spiro on behalf of Jay-Z and fellow rapper Yo Gotti to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on January 9.

“As Mississippi has incarcerated rising numbers of individuals, it has dramatically lowered its funding of prisons. Consequently, jail situations fail to fulfill even essentially the most primary human rights,” the letter learn.
“Persons are compelled to stay in squalor, with rats that crawl over them as they sleep on the ground, having been denied even a mattress for a cot.”


The letter warned that Staff Roc was “ready to pursue all potential avenues,” and ends: “Roc Nation and its philanthropic arm, Staff Roc, demand that Mississippi take instant steps to treatment this insupportable scenario.”

The Mississippi Division of Corrections has declined requests for remark by saying it doesn’t talk about pending litigation.