Roc Nation’s goal of highlighting corruption in the Mississippi prison system will continue in the form of a docuseries recently green-lit by A&E Networks. “Exposing Parchman” announced that it would watch Jay-Z, Yo Gotti and Team Roc working with a group of inmates to reform the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The series will also examine his ongoing legal battles with Parchman and uncover corruption and abuses by the correctional facility.
“In 2020, Roc Nation and launched a fight to put a stop to the literal death sentences imposed on inmates through the inhumane, violent, and torturous conditions created by Parchman prison officials,” said Desiree Perez, ‘s CEO. “We are honored to develop this series with A&E, Good Caper and ITV to continue to make sure the atrocities and history of Parchman are top of mind on a national stage.”
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“A&E has the privilege to partner withto tell the truly urgent story of Parchman Prison as we continue our commitment to impactful programming,” Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E, added in a statement. “The series is emblematic of larger issues within the U.S. system, and we hope it spurs desperately needed awareness both at Parchman Prison and nationwide.”
Jay-Z’s RoC Team’s fight against the Mississippi Department of Corrections will be held in January 2020
Jay-Z Team ROC’s fight against the Mississippi Department of Corrections will be held in January 2020
It goes back to the old days when they filed a lawsuit claiming he died as a result of “years of gross incompetence and neglect.” In a second case, they spoke on behalf of 152 inmates and criticized the facility for its “barbaric” conditions and lack of medical care. JAY and his team also filed legal documents alleging that Parchman did not comply with COVID-19 guidelines at the height of the outbreak. They’re preparing to reveal more in their new series.
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