Corey “C-Murder” Miller and his fellow inmates at Angola Prison are currently on a hunger strike due to various reasons, ranging from visitor mistreatment, sanitation, water quality, medical treatment and care, and others. According to a statement given by Miller’s publicist, Tammy Ty Page, Miller joined the strike Tuesday with hopes of shedding light on
Corey “C-Murder” Miller and his fellow inmates at Angola Prison are currently on a hunger strike due to various reasons, ranging from visitor mistreatment, sanitation, water quality, medical treatment and care, and others.
According to a statement given by Miller’s publicist, Tammy Ty Page, Miller joined the strike Tuesday with hopes of shedding light on the conditions in the prison. While the issues have been ongoing, whenever the inmates complained they would be reprimanded with violence against them or denied visitations.
Recently on separate visits, two female visitors of Miller’s were stripped searched, cavity searched, and “told to open their vajay-jay lips and jump up and down.”
In a message recorded while still behind bars, the TRU Records CEO says, “Angola should be shut down immediately. Being incarcerated does not mean we are not human. Every waking day we are subjected to unfairness and forced to live in inhumane conditions. Our constitution and civil rights are a joke. Racism is as common here as brushing your teeth. Many have died here at the hands of corruption only to be labeled as suicides…” You can hear the full message below.
Miller also mentions a Kentrell Parker, an inmate who was paralyzed in a Department of Corrections football accident who needs outside healthcare, but the prison will not allow it.
“My hunger strike continues, until Angola can have an independent health source to investigate the prison practice of health-care, food handling and overall cleanest of the prison. Right now worms come out the shower head, feces can be seen on the walls, roaches and even animals find their way in the prison,” Miller says.
Nicknamed the Alcatraz of the South, the prison officially opened in 1901 under the named The Louisiana State Penitentiary, but is called Angola due to the plantation that once stood there. It is the largest maximum security prison in the country and the location of many horrific stories. Earlier this week, a former major in the prison was convicted of an inmate beating.
Miller says that he understands that by speaking out for himself and using his platform to give others prisoners a voice, he will be retaliated against by the system; the same system he also says wrongfully accused him, and asks his family and fans to continue to check on him. The latest reports say he is currently in the Dungeon.
It has been said that the former rapper is often singled out and punished because of who he is and his ability to share what is going on in the prison. This is also said to be part of the reason why he has not been released.