C-Murder Hunger Strike Gets Rapper A Transfer From Angola Prison


The rap star's protest has helped him win a transfer to a new prison, where he will continue to fight for his freedom.

(AllHipHop News) C-Murder's hunger strike has proven to be advantageous, now that the rapper has been transferred out of Angola Prison.

In January, C-Murder started a three-week hunger strike over the circumstances he and other inmates were being imprisoned under.

C-Murder's publicist Tammy "Ty" Page verified the rapper was transferred to Elayn Hunt Correctional Facility in Louisiana last week.

The conditions at Elayn Hunt are reportedly much different than the facilities at Angola, where C-Murder was one of over 6,000 prisoners serving hard time for violent crimes.

C-Murder was sent to Angola in 2011, after a decade-long legal battle to prove his innocence of the murder of a 16-year-old named Steven Thomas in 2002.

The rapper was originally convicted of the crime in 2003, but the verdict was overturned in 2006 when it was revealed prosecutors expunged the criminal records of their witnesses to bolster their credibility on the stand.

C-Murder, born Corey Miller, was released from prison during the appeal process.

But he was eventually sent back with an automatic life sentence, after being convicted during a controversial 2009 retrial.

In that trial, jurors became deadlocked after deliberating for almost two days, until a judge commanded them to reach a verdict which unfortunately was a guilty one.

But just days after the 2009 trial, a juror named Mary Jacobs came forward and revealed the changed her "not guilty" vote to "guilty."

Jacobs claimed she did this to protect another juror who was being berated by other members of the jury, for believing the prosecution had not proven their case.

A rep for the rapper told AllHipHop.com C-Murder was feeling good about the transfer as he appeals his latest conviction.

"C appears to be in good spirit and looking to what's upcoming in the future," a rep for the rapper told AllHipHop.com.

As for C-Murder's present-day situation, he will be reunited with fellow New Orleans rapper McKinley "Mac" Phillips.

Ironically, Mac also claims he was wrongfully convicted of shooting and killing a man inside a nightclub in Slidell, Louisiana in 2000.

Like C-Murder's case, there was no physical evidence against Mac, multiple "witnesses" who claimed they were pressured by prosecutors for testimony to convict the rapper, and a confession from Mac's bodyguard claimed he fired the fatal shot.