Jay-Z Sues Mississippi Over Prison Violence Impacting Pot Prisoners

Jay-Z Sues Mississippi Over Prison Violence Impacting Pot Prisoners

In yet another example of the harmful consequences of the War on Drugs, violence in Mississippi’s Parchman state prison has left 13 people dead in the last month. And it’s gotten so bad that rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has brought a lawsuit against Mississippi authorities over their failure to respect the rights of the state’s prisoners. The Brooklyn-born rap star is suing the head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the warden of the state penitentiary at Parchman. The litigation was brought on behalf of 29 prisoners who say the officials have done nothing to stop the violence at…

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