Rapper C-Murder has launched a hunger strike in the Louisiana prison he is currently being held after claiming inmates have not received proper medical care since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
C-Murder, who is the brother of rapper Master P, is serving a life sentence since his 2009 conviction for a role in the 2002 murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in a nightclub. C-Murder (Corey Miller) has maintained his innocence since the beginning. According to a press release, by the rapper’s team, Miller and other inmates at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, have begun hunger strike protesting ‘medical neglect’ they’ve received since the start of the pandemic.
“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,” Miller says.
He continues, “This has not only spread the virus but has caused abnormally long quarantine times. 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.”
Adding, “I believe that the world should know what is occurring here, and their loved ones deserve to know the truth.”
In the same release, C-Murder is asking prosecutors to unseal documents related to his case that he thinks would lead to his release. The rapper’s publicist claims there are 31 “hidden documents” proving an illegal DNA cover-up that was not presented during his trial. He claims that a match was identified when the DNA was processed through the ‘Combined DNA Index System Database — but the District Attorney ordered it to be removed from the system and labeled as a ‘forensic unknown.’
Miller is requesting a full investigation into “the corruption that led to his current incarceration” and is filing a motion to release the 31 documents to the press and his legal team.
“Half my life has been stolen by the Louisiana Judicial System, and it stops now!” he concluded.
The famous rapper released a statement on his Instagram page, saying, “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 1500 inmates are wrongfully incarcerated under the illegal 10/2 verdict!! We are presently kidnapped in Louisiana prisons!! I must take a stand.”
Several celebrities including Snoop Dogg have reposted the story, and are supporting C-Murder in his fight against the Louisana justice system. “I Pray for your Freedom Corey Miller 🙏🏽 Much Love and Respect ✊🏿 TRU,” one fan wrote. Another added, “Free Corey Miller. This is not right it is wrong Louisiana government do the right thing and free Corey Miller.”
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