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The letter, which was sent to Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall, addresses the violence, but also the frequent amount of lockdowns, the shortage of staffing and inmates who "are forced to live in squalor, with rats that crawl over them.
Alex Apiro, a lawyer representing Roc Nation, signed the letter on behalf of the label and says he wrote the letter in collaboration with the artists.
Will this help to bring a change to Mississippi and for those that are incarcerated?