Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Free The Scott Sisters Update From Sis. Marpessa...


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

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

Warm Greetings all,

Mrs. Evelyn Rasco and Jamie Scott's 18 yr. old son, Terrance, have been speaking out on blogtalk radio and are very grateful for any and all support! On 9/18 Bro. Ronald Herd, II, did a dynamic program with Mrs. Rasco, Terrance, and Bro. Chokwe Lumumba, who called in at about 45 mins. into the show. Bro. Lumumba shared his perspective on the case and strongly urged that calls, letters, mass media promotion, and rallies in Mississippi (such as that being planned by the MWM) be organized to build large numbers of supporters and put continuous pressure on the system there. Bro. Lumumba pointed out that this case stands out as being unique among the many others in that the charge is so "mickey mouse" in relationship to the horrific sentencing that these women received (double-life each). He also educated listeners on the responsibility of Black/New Afrikan people as potential jurors in the court system, and much more. This show is archived at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe/2009/09/17/Tha-Artivist-PresentsWE-ALL-BE-News-Radio and is definitely worth checking out!

Mrs. Rasco received the troubling news yesterday (9/17) that even though we were told that Jamie Scott had been moved to the Medical Bldg. at the prison, she in fact was not. Although Jamie did receive her medications thanks to the efforts of the many people who called and wrote, she continues to be held in a repressive bldg. under severe restrictions with all of the privileges she has earned for 14+ yrs completely stripped away, including school, work, the law library and church. This is significant in that, once again, the punishment does not fit the alleged "crime" of being in the gymnasium when she was not supposed to be, although she was admitted into there by staff. This is a political move because other inmates with similar infractions receive nowhere near the level of the punishment Jamie has been dealt, particularly since she has had no previous write-ups in all these many years!

We continue to need your assistance in addressing this serious issue, as Jamie is terrified that she will be attacked in the bldg. she has been moved to. She is still recovering from illness due to lack of meds and is additionally very depressed and anxious. Please call and write these officials and let them know that Jamie Scott, #19197, needs to have her privileges reinstated and be returned to a more appropriate building and level of custody for someone with her previously blemish-free record.

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

Governor Haley Barbour
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150

These politicians also need to receive information on the Scott Sisters because they are among their constituents:

Congressman Bennie Thompson
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

We continue to stress the need for a pro bono attorney for the women, legal guidance and representation is desperately needed as none currently exists. Many organizations have been contacted multiple times in the past and perhaps it will be YOUR letter or phone call to the Innocence Project, the ACLU, NAACP, etc., that will garner the positive response that we have not been able to obtain to date!

Also, when possible, please take a moment and send these women a card or letter as their 15 year anniversary of unjust imprisonment approaches. They need your encouraging words now more than ever.

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

Thank you all very much!
(On behalf of Mrs. Evelyn Rasco)

Link to Mrs. Rasco's website at http://www.freethescottsisters.blogspot.com
Official Yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FreeTheScottSisters/
Official Facebook Group: Free The Scott Sisters
Official Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Free-Jamie-Gladys/index.html
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