Rapper Pens Letter to Mississippi Governor As Inmate Deaths Rock State’s Prisons

Nicole Rojas
Mar 2, 2020 - 10:44

Memphis-born rapper Yo Gotti and Team Roc penned a letter to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) urging him to address the “humanitarian crisis” occurring in the state’s prisons as Ten inmates have died in prisons across Mississippi in just the last three weeks. 

Yo Gotti, who was born Mario Mims, released the letter in a full-page ad in The Clarion-Ledger on January 22. The letter asked the governor to declare a state of emergency a day after two inmates were beaten to death inside Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The maximum-security prison, known for its horrid conditions, has been on lockdown since late December. 

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