Yo Gotti and Team ROC, the social justice division of Roc Nation, are covering the expenses of the funeral and autopsy of Chadarion Henderson, who was found dead in Parchman prison in Mississippi. Henderson died on August 1 at the age of 26.
Chadarion was transferred to Parchman in July 2021 to finish his prison sentence; However, before his death, he alerted his mother that he feared for his life. On August 1, less than two weeks after his arrival in Parchman, Chadarion was found dead, where he appeared to have hanged himself. Her mother, Cheryl, has continually tried to receive information about her death; however, he has not received a reply.
“The Henderson family deserves immediate responses regarding the circumstances surrounding Chadarion’s sudden death when he was 26 years old,” ROC team general manager Dania Diaz said in a statement. “The lack of clarity and accountability is appalling, and it is no coincidence that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has averaged eight deaths per month since December. 2019. This is an absolute tragedy. “
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating Chadarion’s death as they were dissatisfied with the suicide ruling. The ROC team will pay an independent physician for a full autopsy so that the family can receive concrete information about Chadarion’s death. Gotti will cover the expenses of the funeral, which leaves behind three children, all under the age of eight.
“The inexplicable death of Chadarion Henderson inside Parchman is the latest example of how that prison continues to fail to protect its incarcerated population,” Yo Gotti said. “My heart goes out to the Henderson family – they deserve sympathy and a chance to close. I am committed to doing my part to cover the family’s funeral expenses and to ensure that Chadarion is remembered by his loved ones in a respectable and dignified manner. “
It is noteworthy that since dec. In 2019, there have been 136 known deaths in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), 52 of them in Parchman. As of March 2021, MDOC stopped publicly reporting deaths.