Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 2009 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

Greetings everyone!

Mrs. Rasco has done several very excellent Blogtalk interviews of late and is working hard to get mention of this case in the mainstream, please help spread the word to anyone who may cover this story. We need y'all to link to and steer people to the website and distribute flyers as broadly as you are able to, even religious and spiritual houses should very definitely be involved in the struggle to bring these women home, this is madness!! One supporter recently suggested sticking flyers in the bulletins/programs, on the bulletin board, or in common areas of these facilities.

Gladys Scott wrote this update for you all: "Peace to all my supporters and friends for believing in me and Jamie's freedom. I would like to thank everyone! I'm so glad whenever I get mail and I will try to answer everybody when I have stamps. My life here has been bad, but I work and go to school and am trying to stay strong. Right now I speak to kids from different schools and try to tell them how prison is and so I am trying to turn a negative situation into a positive outcome. I miss Jamie so much. I wish that she was with me, but this prison is so wrong. The only thing I can do is pray and ask God to give me peace through all that goes on in here. I have seen so many people make it out and pray to God that I live long enough to make it out to be with my kids and grandkids, and I want to take care of my mother who I owe so much. She has been there with us since day one and I am so proud to be her daughter. She makes me not want to give up and I know that I have to stay strong for her, she is the inspiration of my life. Scott County told me that I was going to rot in prison but I know that's a lie. Justice will come, the truth will come out that we are innocent and the system is corrupted. We are going to keep on fighting until someone hears our voice for justice. Happy holidays to all our supporters and may God's peace keep you. Love, Gladys."

We, once again, are asking for an end of year PUSH to send letters to the Governor and Attorney General per the instruction of the Civil Rights Attorney who is assisting Mrs. Rasco, they truly need to be deluged with requests from everyone outraged by this case. Please don't procrastinate ... it will mean so much to check this off your "to do" list of accomplishments for this year. We are also still in need of a criminal attorney who will take on these cases and direct us on the best ways to move forward, so please know that the search still continues for someone who will help to end this family's nightmare.

Thank you all for your support this year, a lot may have changed in this country but sadly one thing remains the same: Jamie and Gladys Scott are still suffering the cruel and inhuman punishment of these outrageous double-life sentences!

"I have done all my 20's in prison and in a few more years I will be through with all my 30's. No one will understand the hurt I feel when so many people, even a child rapist, can walk out these doors and I still sit here for nothing at all." -- Jamie Scott



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

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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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