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Friends of Justice Special Report: Governor Barbour Suspends Scott Sisters Sentences

Dr. Alan Bean of the Friends of Justice reports that Governor Hailey Barbour has suspended the sentences of Gladys and Jamie Scott. As the announcement appears below indicates, this was a political compromise. According to the governor’s announcement, “The Mississippi Parole Board reviewed the sisters’ request for a pardon and recommended that I neither pardon […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Asserts Gov. Haley Barbour Could Free Mississippi Scott Sisterrs

NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED COLUMNIST BOB HERBERT WRITES TODAY THATGov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi has to decide whether to show mercy to two sisters, Jamie and Gladys Scott, who are each serving double consecutive life sentences in state prison for a robbery in which no one was injured and only $11 was taken. “This should […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: NYT Columnists Tells Story of The Scott Sisters, Held In MS Prison For Robbery They Didn’t Commit

Op-Ed Columnist‘So Utterly Inhumane’By BOB HERBERTPublished: October 12, 2010 “You have to believe that somebody really had it in for the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys. They have always insisted that they had nothing to do with a robbery that occurred near the small town of Forest, Miss., on Christmas Eve in 1993. It was […]

Hunger Strike Set For June 21; Increased Women’s Prison Population; Support For Scott Sisters, Mississippi

News ReleaseNancy Lockhart May 14 at 2:53pm ReplyContacts: Ruby Sales / B.J. Janice Peak-Graham1-706-323-0246 /0247 – The Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice are conducting a Hunger Strike at the Department of Justice Headquarters in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010. We, who are three strikes removed from the center of the power structure of this […]

Mississippi Scott Sisters Update: Fellow Prisoner Collapses, Dies: Had Just Questioned Her Medical Care

Jamie and Gladys Scott, Mississippi Inmates, $11 Robbery (Ed. Note. Learn more about the Scott Sisters at the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission blog.) Update From: nattyreb Subject: [scottsistersupdates] !*CHECK IT: 5/5 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE!To: “Evelyn Rasco” Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 12:28 PM Mrs. Rasco received word that last evening a 13 yr. friend of Jamie […]

Scott Sisters Update; Jackson NAACP Honors Prison Warden (What??)

Nancy LockhartApril 25, 2010 at 7:59pmSubject: 4/25 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE ~ By Sister MarpessaGreetings all, Mrs. Rasco recently learned that Jamie’s condition is unchanged andthat when last they spoke she was being worked up for a possibleurinary tract infection. She was mentally strong, however, and verygrateful that her mother and supporters are sticking by she […]

Update: Jamie Scott, Mississippi Prisoner; Severely Ill Scott Wakened by Warden, Ordered to Work

Nancy LockhartApril 19, 2010 at 1:00pmSubject: UPDATE: 4/19 ~ Jamie Scott Ordered To Scrub Prison Walls with One Arm – From Sis. Marpessa Jamie Scott called her mother this morning and informedher that Warden Holman woke her from sleep, demandingto know what her mother was posting on the internet regarding mold on the walls and […]

Jamie Scott Rushed Back To Prison So Mother Could Not Visit Hospital 3/25 Mississippi Scott Sisters Update

Jamie and Gladys Scott Nancy LockhartMarch 25, 2010 at 5:24amSubject: Jamie Scott Rushed Back To Prison So Mother Could Not Visit Hospital3/25 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE! NOTE: If reading this before 10:00 a.m. EST or 9am CST on 3/25, please tune into; for a Scott Sisters update from Mrs. Rasco on the Rip Daniels “It’s […]

National Women’s Organization Sets Kick Off; National Campaign to Free Scott Sisters

Contact: Nancy LockhartMarch 23, 2010 at 12:11pm Subject: Press Conference Sponsored By Million Women’s March – March 26th 12noon Jackson, Mississippi PRESS CONFERENCE Official “Kick Off” for The DIRECT ACTION National Campaign To“FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS NOW !!!! FRIDAY MARCH 26, 2010 12 noonIN FRONT OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING 400 High St. JACKSON, MS For […]

New Blogging Day Set For Scott Sisters of Mississippi

Nancy LockhartMarch 22, 2010 at 5:50amSubject: 3/25 DAY OF BLOGGING FOR THE SCOTT SISTERS ~ By Sister MarpessaPLEASE PARTICIPATE AND SPREAD THE WORD!3/25 DAY OF BLOGGING FOR THE SCOTT SISTERS* * * Thanks to the many excellent bloggers who participated in our initial Day of Blogging for the Scott Sisters on 3/18!! The notices didn’t […]