Team ROC to rally against Mississippi’s prison system


UPDATE: 1/23/2020 11:48 a.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The rally hosted by rapper Yo Gotti and Team ROC will start at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, near the Mississippi State Capitol.

Several organizations and local leaders will protest the state’s prison system.

The following people are expected to attend:

  • Big K.R.I.T. – Hip-Hop Artist
  • Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba – Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi
  • Mayor Anthony Witherspoon – Mayor of Magnolia, Mississippi
  • Yandy Smith-Harris – Personality on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: New York
  • Mysonne – Hip-Hop artist and Activist
  • Dania Diaz – Team ROC Managing Director of Philanthropy
  • Tamika D. Mallory – Co-Founder of Until Freedom
  • Danyelle Holmes –Poor People’s Campaign
  • Rukia Lumumba – People’s Advocacy Institute
  • Sharon Brown – Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition
  • Malachi Robinson – Criminal Justice Campaign, Color of Change
  • REFORM AllianceNAACP Youth

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several organizations will rally on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Mississippi. They will protest the state’s prison system.

The announcement comes after the Mississippi Department of Corrections said two Parchman inmates died on Monday.

The organizations include Team ROC, the REFORM Alliance, Color of Change, Until Freedom and the Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition.

The location of the rally will be announced later this week. Click here to learn more.

Rapper Yo Gotti and Team ROC filed a civil lawsuit against former MDOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall and the superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Marshal Turner, last week.

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