Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Some Scott Sisters Updates...Please Share!

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All Eyes Are Still On Mississippi: Free The Scott Sisters!!!

The Scott Sisters (l-r): Jamie & Gladys


Jamie Scott called home last night to the relief of her mother and family!

Following dialysis treatment at the prison last week Jamie was locked in a cell and was not checked on at all by anyone for a very long while. When an inmate stopped by Jamie's cell to speak to her, the inmate was alarmed that she was not moving and was completely unresponsive.
It was because of this inmate yelling out for help that Jamie was found to be in shock and rushed by ambulance to the Central Mississippi Medical Facility, where she had been a patient during the entire time the prison refused to give her mother or legal supporters any information at all.

If not for this inmate's intervention Jamie may not have survived. Her heart rate and blood pressure were way off, as well as her magnesium levels. Her treatment had not been carried out properly and the doctor had to send back written instructions on how to care for her. The doctor alerted Jamie that there was a problem with the insertion of the temporary catheter in her neck and that it's placement could lead to infection, stating that the doctor who placed it needed to be contacted.
As of last night Jamie was in the prison infirmary.

We are more concerned than ever about Jamie's medical care and are still pushing for mainstream media coverage to shine a bright light on her steady, perilous decline due to CUT-RATE medical care with the prison's rule of thumb being whatever is quickest, cheapest (whether or not it's actually the right treatment) or nothing at all!

Although Mrs. Rasco has a legal advisor, Atty Jaribu Hill, she is still in dire need of a criminal attorney. There are many issues that need to be addressed and we are actively seeking any information that would help her obtain a lawyer. We are extremely fortunate to have a fantastic and
heavily experienced paralegal recently volunteer to work with us and who would be of great assistance to any attorney that would help to right the very egregious wrongs the Scott Sisters have suffered these many years.

Jamie Scott nor her sister should even be locked down in that prison in the first place, this case is galling beyond belief and calls into question every platitude this nation applies to itself when falsely lauding itself as a human rights champion! Please continue to make as many contacts as possible on the Scott Sisters' behalf, we are interested in all of your ideas and creativity to get this story out there!


Mrs. Evelyn Rasco has confirmed through a sergeant and nurse at the prison that Jamie was rushed to the hospital due to a decline in her condition earlier today. The prison will not confirm anything further, whatsoever, not even whether Jamie is still alive or where specifically she has been taken (the hospitals will not confirm whether Jamie is a patient at any of them either).

We had received a report a few days ago that Jamie should have been returned to the Medical Bldg. at the prison due to severe weakness and difficulty carrying out her activities of daily living, however this did NOT happen.

Jamie Scott should have remained hospitalized long ago due to her kidney failure and other health issues that are impacted by such a serious development!! The prison has played games with
Jamie's life long enough and should have never moved her back from the hospital to begin with!

We need to know Jamie Scott's condition and what is happening to her. She must not, once again, be returned to the prison to continue to deteriorate, her medical care must be taken out of the prison's hands!

Updates will follow as soon as they are available! Please keep checking in as much as you are able!


Jamie Scott's situation remains unchanged. Our legal experts are working on a variety of different angles to make things happen for her. Atty Jaribu Hill wants to thank all of the supporters and asks that anyone contact her with information that may help the case at jaribuhill@yahoo.com. The
atty. advises that we continue to focus on the governor's office with calls, faxes and e-mails as this will complement the work that is happening. In 2009 this governor pardoned a man that killed his wife after the woman was continually complaining about him to the police and so there is no reason that he not release Jamie and Gladys Scott who are guilty of no crime and not even charged with any violence!

Mrs. Rasco did an excellent interview on WJZD Mississippi radio yesterday to call out for help from those listeners. Please help us to push for more national media coverage to get this case the attention it needs!

There is a major problem with some callers cursing and yelling when calling the prison. Please control yourself when speaking to these people as these outbursts are not helping but instead are actually harming our efforts. Thanks for keeping it together and being polite.

Please use the below in your mailings and postings where a general overview is needed. Thanks so much to all of you who have answered the call to fight for Jamie's life and freedom for the Scott Sisters!

Jamie Scott #19197: Prisoner in Urgent Need of Hospitalization

Jamie Scott is a 38 year old inmate in the Central Mississippi Corr. Facility, Pearl, MS. She
entered the prison as a young, healthy woman 15 years ago but has suffered with many medical ailments that were never properly diagnosed nor treated.

Jamie suffered kidney failure approximately two weeks ago and was being held in the prison
infirmary while the prison stubbornly refused to move her to a hospital for treatment. Calls
went out worldwide demanding that action be taken to save Jamie's life, yet the prison
refused to budge. The prison has known that Jamie was sick for some time, yet her
condition was allowed to manifest and deteriorate to this level. Jamie was informed by
one of the kidney specialists that the medicines that the prison was giving her could have
triggered her kidneys to shut down.

On 1/22/2010 Jamie was abruptly taken to Central Mississippi Medical Center at 5:00 am and
a temporary catheter was inserted into her neck, returning back to the prison around noon that
same day. She was told that her body was full of toxins and that she had to be treated to help
to clear them from her body and would need a permanent shunt placed in her body at a later

Jamie Scott is presently locked down in a cell at the prison, even though she is still seriously
ill and should be hospitalized! Jamie, her family and supporters do not trust the prison to
provide her with sufficient medical care at all, their track record is horrible with her and
her current condition is proof of it. It is the prison's intention to carry out her dialysis
treatments in a trailer and then return her to a rain-soaked and mold-infested prison ward
that is not fit for human habitation. Jamie needs to be fully assessed as the condition of
her other organs are still yet unknown and are now jeopardized as a result of her kidney
failure. She needs to be monitored in a hospital where she can finally get all her illnesses
correctly diagnosed and addressed, including depression, as this is a life and death
situation and must not be taken lightly! Please address this matter urgently.

Greetings all,

Jamie Scott is presently locked down in a cell in the infirmary on a hospital bed on the men's side of the prison.  She has had some of the toxins removed from her body through a temporary catheter, but she is still seriously ill and should be hospitalized!  The prison has known that Jamie was sick for some time, yet her condition was allowed to manifest and deteriorate to this level and we do not trust them to provide her with sufficient medical care at all, their track record with Jamie is horrendous!  

Jamie Scott was a healthy young woman in 1993 when she was snatched away from her family for no good reason and locked down in tortuous conditions for 15 yrs, now her condition is life-
threatening, must this horrific injustice now become a death sentence?!

Gladys Scott is extremely upset by all of this, as you can well imagine.  As reported earlier, she has offered one of her own kidneys for Jamie and was told that as a state prisoner she doesn't qualify.  With each passing day she is becoming more and more alarmed and could really use some cards/letters from supporters:

Gladys Scott #19142


P.O. Box 88550

Pearl, MS 39288-8550

Thanks to everyone who is calling and e-mailing, we are still in emergency mode
for Jamie.  Mrs. Rasco has still not been able to get information on Jamie at this 
point in time and is understandably beyond upset  We are going to enlarge our 
efforts the following ways right now:

1.  Yesterday some of us were told that we needed to be contacting Paxton Paige,

Health Services Administrator at the prison who would make the determination as to move

Jamie to a hospital, his number is:  (601) 932-2880, ext. 6647, if sent to voicemail
please leave a message (Jamie Scott is #19197).

2.  We must include Media and Politicians in our calls/letters.

3.  Sis. Jamia Shepherd has put out the call in her e-newsletter for someone that can 

help or knows of someone who can help with bringing Mrs. Rasco from Pensacola, FL 

to the prison in Mississippi.  Please share any info with us that you may have regarding 
that, thank you! 

Please continue to contact the governor's office, we cannot rest
or believe that our efforts are in vain.  Call into talk radio, enter
info on as many blogs, Ning groups, etc., as possible, we need
to really make a very loud NOISE in order to be heard! We
need all of your ideas and talents, thank you all! 



Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Fax: 601-359-3741
(If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)

Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001



(601) 960-4426 newsroom
(601) 355-7830 newsroom fax
"Stribling, Wilson" <wstribling@wlbt.com>, ( Asst News Director ) 

calling 601-922-1607. To report news tips, call 601-922-1652.
to submit news to the MGR, news anchor or anyone use this link 

Phone: (601) 372-6311
Fax: (601) 372-8798



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Joe Madison: Joe.Madison@xmradio.com

Geraldo Rivera:  atlarge@foxnews.com

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USA Today
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Associated Press
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Phone: 212-621-1500 
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General Questions and Comments: info@ap.org 

Dr. Gloria Perry, Medical Department (601) 359-5155

Margaret Bingham, Superintendent of Central Mississippi Corrections Facility
(601) 932-2880
FAX: (601) 664-0782
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, Mississippi 39208

Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi
723 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Emmitt Sparkman, Deputy Commissioner
(601) 359-5610

Congressman Bennie Thompsom
Washington, D.C. Office
2432 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-5876
(202) 225-5898 (Fax)
Jackson, Mississippi Office
3607 Medgar Evers Blvd
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 946-9003
(601)-982-5337 (Fax)

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings
Washington Office
2353 Rayburn Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1313
Fax: (202) 225-1171

Congressman Jeff Miller
Washington D.C.
2439 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4136
Fax: (202) 225-3414
Toll Free Phone Number to District Office
Pensacola, Florida 
Phone: 866-367-1614 



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