Corey “C-Murder” Miller is protesting against the medical neglect he and other inmates at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to C-Murder, inmates are confined to their cells all day and are prohibited from leaving to get fresh air. The COVID-19 tests — which are allegedly “not up to standard” — give inaccurate results, and those with preexisting conditions, ailments and terminal illnesses have passed away upon contracting the virus. The deaths, the rapper claims, are mainly due to lack of necessary treatment.
On Wednesday (Aug. 4), C-Murder announced that he’s going on a hunger strike until the inmates’ desires are met.
“To all my oppressed brothers, this 10/2 non-unamimous jury law is a direct violation of our civil & constitutional rights!!” read a statement from the No Limit rapper. “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.”
C-Murder is also calling on the families of deceased inmates to request an investigation into their deaths and asks that those with living relatives in the prison demand a release program during these times. “I believe that the world should know what is occurring here, and their loved ones deserve to know the truth,” he said in a statement.
While he protests against the prison’s response to COVID-19, C-Murder’s fight for freedom continues. In the press release, the rapper — who is over a decade into his life sentence for the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas — mentioned that the courts are withholding 31 sealed documents that may potentially result in his prison release.
In one instance, evidence of DNA was illegally hidden during his trial. As C-Murder explained, his DNA was run through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database, but when a match was found, the district attorney decided it should be marked as a forensic unknown. The emcee claims some witnesses were coerced into testifying against him; others who believed he wasn't the culprit were held back from sharing their testimonies. The juror’s notes were also allegedly sealed and kept away from the courts, who have allegedly ignored his concerns.
See C-Murder’s post below.