C-Murder On A Hunger Strike To Protest Louisiana Prison’s COVID-19 Protocols + Claims Courts Are Withholding Documents That Could Help His Case
C-Murder has gone on a hunger strike again.
As you may recall, C-Murder (real name Corey Miller) was sentenced to life in prison back in 2009. He is accused of murdering a 16-year-old and is currently serving his sentence at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. In a statement released through PRLog, C-Murder blasted the prison for its handling of COVID-19 and lack of transparency on the matter. Yesterday (Wednesday, August 4th), C-Murder released a statement through his publicist, writing:
“Since the onset of COVID-19, they have continued placing the inmates that have tested positive for the virus in the dorms with inmates that were COVID-19 negative. This has not only spread the virus but has caused abnormally long quarantine times. The COVID-19 positive inmates are put on a two week quarantine time initially but the prison adds new positive inmates to the dorm daily, which then extends the quarantine time two weeks each day that they add a new case.”
“While quarantined, the inmates are on constant lockdown and are not allowed to leave the dorm to receive fresh air. The tests that they provide are not up to standard and they are giving many erroneous results. There are many inmates that have ailments that were not properly treated and as a result, have died after contracting the virus. The families of these men need to investigate their deaths due to improper treatment and neglect… I believe that the world should know what is occurring here and their loved ones deserve to know the truth.”
Additionally, C-Murder is fighting for the courts to release 31 concealed documents that he says would help his case. He stated:
“I cannot have a fair trial if I do not have all of the documents that were presented to the state. Half my life has been stolen by the Louisiana Judicial System and it stops now!”
The incarcerated rapper also released a statement on his Instagram, referencing a Louisiana law that does not require unanimous juries for a conviction. C-Murder wrote:
“To all my oppressed brothers, this 10/2 non-unanimous jury law is a direct violation of our civil & constitutional rights!! This is a racist Jim Crow law!! We must fight for ourselves!! This is our call of duty!! Over 1,000 inmates are wrongfully incarcerated under the illegal 10/2 verdict!! We are presently kidnapped in Louisiana prisons!! I must take a stand.”
As a result of these issues, C-Murder has decided to go on a hunger strike. However, this is not the first time he has done so. Back in 2018, while in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, C-Murder went on a hunger strike for three weeks to fight mistreatment and poor living conditions. The first hunger strike was widely regarded as a success.
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