Mrs. Evelyn Rasco has been going non-stop in Mississippi advocating
incredible and a force to be reckoned with!
Mrs. Rasco was able to get into see both of her daughters on 2/18. Gladys
reports that she is doing OK but is of course greatly concerned about
Jamie. Jamie was able to come to the visiting room and visit with her
mother and son but was very obviously not doing well medically. She has
lost weight and is extremely weak. The temporary catheter in her neck has
been replaced twice but is still malfunctioning with infection in her neck
and breast area, which she was able to show her mother evidence of.
One of her medications is being denied to her because the state won't
pay for it. Jamie's blood pressure and diabetes are not under control.
As soon as Mrs. Rasco left the prison she attended a meeting of the
legislature in the Capitol Bldg. in Jackson dealing with prison budget cuts
and other prison-related issues. She recognized Commissioner Epps
from his photo at the prison and walked right up to him and told him all
about Jamie's poor condition and shoddy medical treatment. He stated
that he was getting messages from all over the world (thanks to all of
you!). He stated that he was going to do everything that he could
to obtain clemency or pardon for the Scott Sisters and that he was giving
his word on this, although he had no power to actually make it happen
himself. Dr. Gloria Perry was also there and defended the medical care
that Jamie Scott is receiving despite all of the evidence to the contrary.
Mrs. Rasco has done several MS radio shows and even spoke at a high
school last night. She was preparing to return home today but received
a call in the middle of last night telling her that she needed to get back
to the prison today (2/20) and see about Jamie. Since today is Jamie's
regular visiting day she was able to go right down there to see her. This
a.m., however, Jamie was too weak to walk to the visiting room, but
Mrs. Rasco was able to go to the infirmary where Jamie is being kept
on a hospital bed inside of a cell.
She was horrified at Jamie's living conditions in the infirmary, she
could not believe what she saw there. She stated that there was trash
all over the floor. Jamie's bedding was dirty and her facebowl and toilet
were filthy. Jamie's floor had bags of dirty clothes. The paint was
peeling and the infirmary was nasty. Jamie told her that the dialysis
machine broke down again, this time during her last treatment
and that she only received one hour on there.
The nurse said that Jamie needs to be hospitalized RIGHT NOW
because of a huge knot of infection that has amassed in her neck.
The catheter has drifted and is again non-functional. The nurse
is giving her antibiotics and said she should have been hospitalized
yesterday but that the paperwork had not been completed. She is
hoping that Jamie will get sent back to the hospital on Monday. The
food in the tray that was delivered to Jamie while Mrs. Rasco was
there was swimming in water and unfit to eat. Jamie refused it and
said she has not been receiving the nutrition that dialysis patients
are supposed to have.
One of Mrs. Rasco's legal advisers, Chokwe Lumumba, urged that
we strive to get support from a medical foundation or institution that
can help to get Jamie moved into a medical facility ASAP in order to
save her life. The infections and her horrible living conditions, her lack
of consistent dialysis, medications, and nutrition and her serious
illnesses have left Jamie barely able to walk. If you are able to help
Jamie purchase her food, or even would like to put money on Gladys'
books, please go to http://www.inmatedeposits.
Access Corrections to help them.
Jamie Scott #19197
B Zone, Bed 196
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, MS 39288-8550
Gladys Scott #19142
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, MS 39288-8550
Please continue to contact the Governor, prison officials,
politicians and media, there is a lot of renewed focus on the
case of the Scott Sisters and Mrs. Rasco said that information
is going out all over Mississippi radio. Please continue to
sign onto the compassionate release petition for Jamie at
http://tinyurl.com/yfrj5g6 we have almost reached our
goal of 1,000 signatures!
There are some upcoming events for the Scott Sisters,
including a gathering at the Capitol in Jackson, MS being
organized by Bro. Lumumba for next week. The MWM/Black
Women's Defense League rally is being organized by Empress
Chi for March 26, 2010. The "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS"
Protest Demonstration and Rally will also help to further the
building of the "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS" DIRECT
ACTION TASK FORCE that is being coordinated by the
BWDL To get involved with the FTSS-Task Force or for
more information call 267-636-3802 or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or BWDL7@aol.com.
Please subscribe to the mailing list and check the website
and Facebook Group for updates. Mrs. Rasco is still
unable to respond to e-mails as she is away from her
computer, so please send urgent messages to
email@example.com until she returns.
Visit and LINK to: http://www.
Subscribe to our group: Send a blank e-mail to scottsistersupdates-
Facebook Group: Free The Scott Sisters
Compassionate Release Petition: http://www.scribd.
Free the Scott Sisters Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/
Free the Scott Sisters Flyer: http://www.scribd.com/
Legal Transcripts: http://www.
Thanks to everyone, please help spread the word & ACT!
BE DIRECT BUT PLEASE BE COURTEOUS -- NO YELLING OR CURSING!
IT WILL ONLY TAKE A FEW MINUTES, PLEASE PARTICIPATE!
Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
(If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)
Personal Assistant to Gov. Barbour
P. O Box 3150
Jackson, MS 39205
Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi
723 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Emmitt Sparkman, Deputy Commissioner
Margaret Bingham, Superintendent of Central Mississippi Corrections Facility
FAX: (601) 664-0782
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
Dr. Gloria Perry, Medical Department (601) 359-5155
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
A complete list of the media that we have listed (feel free to send to anyone
else that you wish to!) is at