Jay-Z and Yo Gotti behind lawsuit against Mississippi for its deplorable prisons

Jay-Z is going to bat for prison inmates who fear for their safety. The rap mogul and criminal justice advocate is behind a lawsuit filed on Tuesday against two Mississippi prison officials. The suit, filed on behalf of 29 prisoners, claims authorities have done nothing to stop violence that killed five prisoners recently, NBC News reports. All the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, where three of the deaths occurred during the two-week span of Dec. 29 and Jan. 3.

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