On January 29, 2018, Corey ‘C-Murder’ Miller joined a hunger strike at Angola prison in hopes of using his voice as a platform to shed light on the horrific conditions he and fellow inmates are living under.
The rapper and brother of Master P and Silkk the Shocker has been imprisoned for almost 9 years after he was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life for the 2002 shooting death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas during a brawl at the now-closed Platinum Club in Harvey, La.
The inmates call out several reasons for the hunger strike, including visitor treatment, sanitation, water quality, proper medical treatment, and more. Inmates are also complaining that visitors shouldn’t have to fear visiting loved ones in prison.
Visitors have been subjected to strip-searches by guards who have open sexual assault cases pending against them — the same guards inmates deal with on a daily basis. To add to that, Assistant Warden Barrett Boeker was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in the prison two years ago. He also has several pending charges of incidents with various inmates.
Here’s what C-Murder has to say about the current condition at Angola: