C-Murder Goes On Hunger Strike As He Protests Against ‘Inhumane’ Prison Conditions


C-Murder Goes On Hunger Strike As He Protests Against ‘Inhumane’ Prison Conditions

C-Murder is looking for legal assistance from high-profile figures.

On Thursday (Mar. 2) rapper C-Murder took to Instagram from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center to inform his supporters that he’s currently participating in a hunger strike to bring awareness to the alleged neglect he and other inmates have received while incarcerated. C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, wrote:

“Jan. 17, 2023, marked 21 years I Corey Miller have been in the Louisiana Penal system. I have been fighting for my health and freedom against this wrongful conviction and simultaneously fighting for my constitutional rights that were stripped away and violated by the penal system of Louisiana. An appeal was filed late December of 2022 and the DA & Judge of Louisiana has 30 days from Feb. 7, 2023 to answer.”


He announced:

“Because Conditions in the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center have not improved, I am engaging in a hunger strike that began on February 23rd of 2023, to bring awareness to me and all inmates’ neglected and abused at the hands of the Louisiana penal system.”

The 51-year-old explained:

“It is imperative, NOW MORE THAN EVER, that a quick strategic move is made as my health has significantly declined due to the prison system’s inhumane conditions and I am not getting proper medical treatment. This has taking a major toll on me but I refuse to give up. Please Stand with me. #STANDWITHCOREYMILLER!” 

In the heartfelt message, the entertainer also requested help with his appeal from notable publications, entertainment sites, and stars who are seemingly known for their activism work by tagging them in the caption.

 His fans and supporters flooded the comments with prayers and statements claiming that witnesses have been coming forward to advocate for his release.

C-Murder has been behind bars for over two decades for allegedly beating and fatally shooting a fan, Steve Thomas, 16, at the Platinum nightclub in Louisiana. He was arrested on January 19, 2002, for causing a disturbance and indicted on February 28, 2002. A new trial was granted by Judge Martha Sassone due to claims of the prosecution withholding criminal background information on their witnesses.

While waiting for the retrial, C-Murder was placed under house arrest. In May 2009, the rapper plead no contest to two counts of attempted second-degree murder. The charges stem from an incident in 2001 where he fired one shot after being denied entry into a nightclub because he was armed.

C-Murder, Monica

He was sentenced to 10 years with credit for time served. In August 2009, the murder trial for Thomas began. According to reports, the father of the victim testified against the rapper as well as the bouncer, who claimed he witnessed the shooting. The rapper was ultimately convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill