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A group of rappers from the hip-hop genre called The Notorious B.I.G. has come out against the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) over their use of solitary confinement.
In a new essay for the website TheBlaze, B. I.G., the leader of The Notoriety and the man who went to prison with him, wrote that the BOP is out to silence people of color and people who are black, Asian, or Native American.
I, along with the other rappers, went on to write: We’re calling for a moratorium on BOP solitary confinement and an end to racial profiling.
We call for the B.S.O.B., a moratorium for solitary confinement, a moratorium and an apology to people of African descent who were unjustly incarcerated for the crime of being Black, Asian or Native Americans.
As the rappers said, BOP policy is not about helping inmates.
Rather, it is about protecting the government.
They say that BOP has not followed the rule of law in the case of B.T.G.’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment.
They say that the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) failed to release the BOCS data on the number of prisoners incarcerated.
They write: The B.J.S.’s lack of transparency and accountability in BOP data has undermined trust in B.O.’s criminal justice system.
They call for a complete review of BOP policies and procedures to ensure that inmates receive adequate care and are given the necessary access to appropriate health care, mental health services and community support.