5 Women Quarantined and Left w/o Food, Water, Medicine and Staff Support in Mississippi Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five women have been reported as quarantined in Quick Bed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF). The women have been left without food, water, medicine such as insulin and medical staff support. The guards on duty have placed garbage bags over the windows and cameras preventing the women from reaching out for help. The women are relying on the guards’ good mercy and capacity to come and check on them. This information was received from a loved one of a woman that was placed in quarantine.…

With no indictment or trial, William Haymon arrested at age 14, has been imprisoned with adults for 18 Months.

This is William Haymon, a sixteen-year-old Black boy who has spent more than 500 days incarcerated with adults in the Holmes County Jail, in Durant, Mississippi. In 2018, William was arrested at the age of thirteen on suspicion of armed robbery. He was released on bail but was arrested again and sent to an adult detention center without being indicted on any charges. When he was first detained by police, he was pepper sprayed with everyone in his zone, after being slapped by an older incarcerated adult male. William’s mother…

#BlackOutParchman is a MOVEMENT!

As cities are protesting around the country, online, and in the streets, there is a movement going on behind the penitentiary walls of Mississippi. People who are being held captive inside of Parchman Penitentiary are calling out for statewide prison reform. #BLACKOUTPARCHMAN is a boycott. A boycott that means to spread throughout male and female prisons throughout the state. This boycott comes as a direct retaliation against Governor Tate Reeves. On July 1, 2020, SB 2123, the Mississippi Correctional Safety and Rehabilitation Act was adopted by the MS House and…

Court Orders An Expedited On Site Inspection of Parchman Prison for Roc Nation Attorneys

Via TeamRoc: The court “authorized expedited discovery in the form of an on-site inspection” at Parchman Prison; it is taking place today in Mississippi. The facilities, medical evaluations, and water and sewage tests will all be subject to scrupulous inspection by subject matter experts chosen by the legal team representing Parchman inmates. A record of the findings will be documented via photography at all stages of the inspection. Read the full orders here: Case: 4:20-cv-00007-DMB-JMV Doc #: 49 Case: 4:20-cv-00007-DMB-JMV Doc #: 48 Follow @teamroc for updates.

Diabetic 20 Year Old In Parchman’s Unit 29 May Lose foot or Life Because of Prison’s Neglect

Upon his plea for help, We demand Parchman State Penitentiary take immediate action on behalf of Justin Hurst. In fear of retaliation, we demand transparency to the families of all men’s medical treatment inside MDOC facilities henceforth. For over a month a Mississippi mother has been contacted by her son from inside Parchman State Penitentiary Unit 29. Her son, Justin is Diabetic and in desperate need of treatment for his condition. His mother was informed that his feet had swollen beyond recognition and that he has been refused medical attention…