Chilling. The story and images were originally reported here https://www.clarionledger.com/picture-gallery/news/2020/07/21/mississippi-state-penitentiary-parchman-lawsuit-prison-living-conditions-jay-z-yo-gotti-roc-nation/5392754002/
These images show a disgusting unlivable aspect of our correctional system. “Inmates claim access to consistent and competent medical care is hampered by a corrupt and indifferent system,” the Ledger writes. “Men reportedly frequently have trouble obtaining sick call slips needed to request appointments because the supply runs out. Oftentimes it can take several days for the patient to be seen, if at all. Guards regularly fail to transport men to their doctor’s appointments, resulting in treatment being delayed. Some people claim officers charge unofficial transportation fees of up to $150.”
JAY-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team Roc have joined forces to fire off multiple lawsuits in response to the riots that took place in January at Parchman. Another lawsuit was filed as the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting prison systems.