The infamous state prison Jay Z, Yo Gotti and several others convicted of inhumane treatment of detainees have now been ruled unconstitutional by the federal government.
The Justice Department harshly criticized Parchman State Prison in Mississippi on Wednesday in a 59-page report that alleges inadequate mental health treatment, failure to deploy enough suicide prevention measures … or to protect prisoners against violence in prison.
Lawyers for Jay’s Team Roc have filed several lawsuits on behalf of the prisoners after horrific videos showing the conditions inside Parchman surfaced online. Gotti, who grew up not far from the prison, was particularly outraged … and the DOJ agrees the prison needs a major overhaul.
The report says Parchman’s terms “violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution” — essentially, prohibiting state prisons from meting out cruel and unusual punishment.
Gotti told TMZ, “I am grateful for the thorough report from the U.S. Department of Justice that holds the Mississippi Department of Corrections accountable for the cruel and inhumane treatment of the incarcerated population.”
He says he will continue to fight for Parchman’s prisoners “until they receive the justice they deserve.” The DOJ says it will work with state MS officials to make the necessary reforms.
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