Wednesday, December 09, 2009

12/6/09 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE! From Sis. Marpessa

Listen To The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio Special:
All Eyes Are Still On Mississippi: Free The Scott Sisters!!!

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

Greetings all,

Mrs. Rasco, Jamie and Gladys Scott want to thank everyone who has called, written,
faxed and e-mailed on their behalf!! It truly is making a difference, as has
already been reported! Gladys Scott was recently told by the warden
of that prison that calls and letters continue to come in, a testament to the
perseverance of all of you who are letting these officials know that there are people
worldwide watching what goes on with her and Jamie, which is very important as we
agitate for their release!

Atty. Jaribu Hill is working with Mrs. Rasco to advise us on next best steps. One
is that we undertake a greater and more consistent campaign of making Atty.
General Holder and Gov. Haley Barbour recognize our resolve to have these
women freed from prison hell with letters from around the country and world, the
demand must be massive in order to make any impact at all. So please,
EVERYONE, pass the word to send mail to these two officials ASAP.

The sample letter is below, please personalize or completely rewrite, print one for
each, stick them in the mail, and pass this on to all of your contacts. Just a few
minutes of your time would mean so much. We really need their mailboxes to
be bulging, so let's end this year with a huge FREEDOM MAIL BLAST FOR THE
SCOTT SISTERS! Thank you very much for making this happen!


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

The Honorable Attorney General Holder:

I am writing to request that you investigate the cases of Jamie and Gladys Scott. The Scott Sisters were given double life sentences each in October of 1994 for armed robbery in the state of Mississippi. No one was injured or murdered. One witness states that about 11 dollars was netted in the armed robbery. All witnesses and victims of this crime have testified that the Scott Sisters were not involved in the robbery. Witnesses testified that they were coerced and threatened to lie on the Scott Sisters.

A 14 year old witness testified that he signed a statement which was prepared for him before he entered Deputy Sheriff Marvin Williams’ Office. This statement was signed by the 14 year old without an attorney present. He was told that he would be released from the local jail the next morning if he signed it. He was not released.

This is an egregious wrongful conviction and the Scott Sisters and their family has suffered now 15+ years.

Jamie and Gladys Scott are housed in Pearl, Mississippi at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. Their ID numbers are Jamie Scott #19197 and Gladys Scott #19142.

(Your Name)

Please also send a letter to Governor Haley Barbour:

Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205

PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE and include it in your links. There is a press release there that we need help distributing to get mainstream publicity for the case. Oprah's last year is coming up and she should be pressured to do a show on this case from her home state, there's a contact form for her that you can fill in online at Also, please make sure to print some flyers out and stick them in your bag the next time you are going out among the people to spread the word as far and wide as possible, we can do this, we MUST!

Gladys and Jamie thank those of you who have written very much, please drop them a line for the holidays, they are 15+ years without their family and this is a rough time of year for all prisoners. Please brighten their day with a card or letter:

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

"For all that don’t know, slavery in Mississippi has changed names. It is still very much active and alive in Mississippi. Its new name is called the LAW! So, if there is anyone out there that thinks this cannot happen to their child or family, think about Gladys and Jamie Scott. We were not criminals nor were we drug addicts. I worked everyday. I have a right to be bitter, angry, mad as hell at the United States of America, but I choose not to because I know a higher power and Gladys and I WILL walk the streets again." -- Jamie Scott

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Legal Transcripts:

MISSISSIPPI INJUSTICE: In a trial fraught with legal malpractice and
witness coercion, Mississippi Judge Marcus Gordon oversaw one of the
most blatantly corrupt trials in history, culminating in the staggering over-
sentencing of sisters Gladys and Jamie Scott to double-life each in a
robbery that they did not participate in, where no one was murdered or
harmed, and the amount alleged to have been taken was a whopping
$11.00. Even if they were guilty as charged, the sentence is completely
outrageous! The Scott Sisters are now in their 15th year of unjust

Thank you very much for your support!


"The case of the Scott Sisters is a travesty of justice," Bro. Chokwe Lumumba, Jackson, MS City Council.

Let's get 'em free, y'all!

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