Suspicious Death Of Anthony Myrie At Greene Correctional Facility Sparks Investigation

February 14, 2019  |  

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Investigators have launched a formal investigation after the mysterious death of an inmate at a New York state prison caught national attention.

It all began on Monday when Anthony Myrie, a 24-year-old inmate, was pronounced dead.

According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision who spoke to ABC News 10, Myrie died following an incident with several other inmates. A medical examiner will determine the official cause of death after an autopsy.

However, Myrie’s family has played a monumental role in gaining the support of the public who demand answers and accountability. Myrie’s wife and brother both allege foul play and accuse the prison of putting Myrie in solitary confinement without their knowledge. They also claim they were unaware of Myrie’s whereabouts until jail officials contacted them to inform them of their loved ones death.

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This Our Brother Anthony Myrie …. We All Knew Him As “Trey” I Want This Story To Be Given All The Light Possible On Any Major Platform! Trey Was Currently Being Held @ #GreenCorrectionalFacility Din #18r2528 & On Feb 11th 2019 @ approximately 11:16Am Trey Was OTP With His Wife As He Normally Would … During This Phone Call He Seemed Stressed Like He Didn’t Wanna Get Off The Phone …. Short Time After The Correctional Officers Came To Take Trey To Wat Is Known As The Box ….Around 2pm She Received A Message From a Family Member of Another Inmate Saying That Trey Was Taken To The Box …. A Short Time After His Wife @mz_butta_ Called The Prison To See Why He Was Placed In The Box … They Told Her That He Wasn’t In The Box That He Was In Population…. @ Exactly 4:27 She Received A Call From The Jail Saying That Trey Was In “Critical Condition “ & Then @ 5:19pm They Called Her Back Saying That “ HE DIDNT MAKE IT!” They Then Told Her That They Had Sent His Body To Albany Medical Center …. She Called Them … THEY HAVE NO RECORDS Of Him Ever Being Admitted …. SO WHERE IS HIS BODY??!! The Jail Is Tryna Buy Time To Cover This Up! She Then Received Other Messages From family Members Of Other Inmates Saying That They Believe Trey Was Seriously Hurt By The C.O’s …. This Story Needs major ATTENTION! It Has Been Two Days & They Still Won’t Tell Nobody Where Our Brother’s Body Is!! These Stories Happen All The Time & Will Continue To Happen If We Dnt Do Something Now! this Could Be Ur Husband, Bf , Brother , Or Family Member Everyone Tag @theshaderoom @mysonnenygeneral @mysonnenygeneral @meekmill @meekmill @casanova_2x @casanova_2x ‼️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️ Also Tag His Wife @mz_butta_ @mz_butta_

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Myrie was serving a seven-year sentence at the facility after being convicted of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in New York County, ABC News 10 reports.

The swell of attention concerning Myrie’s death also caught the attention of rappers Meek Mill and Cardi B. Mill has become an outspoken advocate for prison reform since his prison release in 2018, a judge sent him to jail for a probation violation. The Philadelphia has linked with several other prominent businessmen including Jay-Z and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, to bring about change with the opening of their joint organization REFORM Alliance.

Cardi said saw the abuse of the facility at first hand after she discovered a loved one was severely beaten.

“I remember when I went to visit some one in Green and I couldn’t stop crying cause the C.O. beat they faec up so bad boy had a black eye for months!!” she wrote.

Myrie’s death is the second recent incident pointing the harsh conditions inmates face in New York prisons and across the country. Activists and advocates raised concern last week after a Brooklyn detention center went without heat and hot water for days before it was addressed.

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