Demonstrators gather in front of Madison County Jail
Demonstrators here in Jackson and Madison County have protested to demand justice and equal rights for the African American community. They continue that fight here at the Madison County Jail.
Billy Moore and Corrion (Corey) Greer have been in the Madison County Jail since 2018 for their alleged involvement in a shooting in Jackson.
But their family believe other wise.
“Corey and Billy have been in jail for over two years for a shooting that neither one of them committed", says relative of Greer, Tracy Glenn.
The protesters gathered outside of the J. Alexander Leech Criminal Justice Complex with posters demanding justice for the two men.
“You can’t make anybody guilty if they are not guilty and to me they are holding him in jail saying he’s guilty but there is no evidence saying he’s guilty", says Moore's sister, Gloria Gray.
While protesters chanted inmates banged on their windows letting the protesters know they heard them.
Glenn added, “We want them home with us, we want them where they are supposed to be, free. We want the real killer locked up before it happens to someone else.”
The preliminary hearing was in November of 2019 and the trial was set for April but due to COVID-19 concerns it was pushed to September.
The District Attorney’s Office declined to comment due to the cases still pending.
Family and friends of Billy Moore and Corey Greer say they will continue to fight until they are set free. Imani Williams, for 39 News, in Jackson.