Attorney Ben Crump representing Louisiana rapper C-Murder

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FILE – In this June 25, 2020 file photo Attorney Benjamin Crump speaks to a gathering on the steps at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Crump is representing the family of a Black man who was shot and killed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped for a traffic violation while riding a bicycle and later “made a motion” toward a gun on the ground. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, file)

ST. GABRIEL, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana rapper C-Murder is on a hunger strike to protest COVID-19 protections in Louisiana prisons.

C-Murder’s real name is Corey Miller and the rapper is behind bars in the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center.

Well now, C-Murder is being represented by two lawyers named Benjamin Crump and Ronald Haley Jr.

Attorneys Crump and Haley Jr. are saying that, “the Louisiana Department of Corrections and the warden of Elayn Hunt are not enforcing mask mandates or requiring correctional officers to get vaccinated despite the fact that people who are incarcerated continue to endure some of the worst conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the lack of social distancing practices, not getting access to proper hygiene and disinfectants, and not receiving adequate medical care.”

The national civil rights attorneys believe that not enough is being done to protect the inmates.

Benjamin Crump and Ronald Haley Jr. released this statement:

“No one in the State of Louisiana is sentenced to contract COVID-19 nor die from it. There are far too many people who are unreasonably compromised due to existing medical conditions and older age who will suffer or die due to the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. There is no form of justice that should allow this level of neglect for the health and safety of those who are incarcerated.

“Mr. Miller maintains his innocence and we are diligently working with his legal defense team to free him, but In the meantime, we are monitoring the conditions at Elayn Hunt and are considering taking legal action.

“We stand with Mr. Miller and everyone who is incarcerated who are in fear of losing their lives due to the pandemic and inhumanity of the correctional system. We demand that the Department of Corrections act immediately.”

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