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Monday, January 13, 2020

Will Yo Gotti And Roc Nation Be The Change Of Mississippi Prisons?

Jay-Z and his Roc Nation artist Yo Gotti are teaming up in an attempt to improve prison conditions in Mississippi. The pair reportedly sent a letter to two top officials in the state on Thursday (January 9) demanding change.

A recent outbreak of deadly gang violence in Mississippi prisons has left five dead and brought the state’s long-running institutional problems under scrutiny and into the national spotlight.Related Article

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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?

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