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WLOX – Jay-Z, Yo Gotti file suit against MDOC on behalf of 152 Parchman inmates

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti file suit against MDOC on behalf of 152 Parchman inmates

Jay-Z and Yo Gotti helped file a lawsuit against Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 152 inmates at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

It’s the second lawsuit the two rappers have helped file through their Team Roc foundation that raises awareness for issues of injustice.

The suit claims Parchman has been understaffed and underfunded for decades, with conditions that are “so barbaric, the deprivation of health and mental health care so extreme, and the defects in security so severe, that the people confined at Parchman live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution.”

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DAILY JOURNAL – Oxford lawmakers files bills for citizens to apply for communication disorder car decal

Boyd looks to turn personal experience into public advocacyA Northeast Mississippi lawmaker has filed legislation that would allow people with communication disorders to affix a special decal on a car tag to ease potential encounters with law enforcement.

State Sen. Nicole Boyd, a Republican from Oxford, told the Daily Journal in a telephone interview that Senate Bill 2764 sets up a voluntary process by which people can apply to get the decal. She said the process would be similar to applying for a handicap tag.

“You would apply for that and provide proof from a licensed psychologist or physician that you have a communications disorder,” Boyd said.

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