Friday, January 07, 2011

Gov. Barbour's Statement Regarding Release Of Scott Sisters

 Gov. Barbour's Statement Regarding Release Of Scott Sisters
"Today, I have issued two orders indefinitely
suspending the sentences of Jamie and Gladys Scott.
In 1994, a Scott County jury convicted the sisters of
armed robbery and imposed two life sentences for
the crime. Their convictions and their sentences
were affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals in

“To date, the sisters have served 16 years of their
sentences and are eligible for parole in 2014. Jamie
Scott requires regular dialysis, and her sister has
offered to donate one of her kidneys to her. The
Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the
sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their
incarceration is no longer necessary for public
safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s medical
condition creates a substantial cost to the State of

“The Mississippi Parole Board reviewed the sisters’
request for a pardon and recommended that I
neither pardon them, nor commute their sentence.
At my request, the Parole Board subsequently
reviewed whether the sisters should be granted an
indefinite suspension of sentence, which is
tantamount to parole, and have concurred with my
decision to suspend their sentences indefinitely.

“Gladys Scott’s release is conditioned on her
donating one of her kidneys to her sister, a
procedure which should be scheduled with
urgency. The release date for Jamie and Gladys Scott
is a matter for the Department of Corrections.

“I would like to thank Representative George Flaggs,
Senator John Horne, Senator Willie Simmons, and
Representative Credell Calhoun for their leadership
on this issue. These legislators, along with former
Mayor Charles Evers, have been in regular contact
with me and my staff while the sisters’ petition has
been under review."”
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