Wednesday, December 09, 2009

November 2009 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

Warm Greetings,

Jamie Scott and others have reported that last week there were protestors out in
front of the capitol building with signs on local TV talking about the conditions in
their prison!! For two days there were news reports about the lack of medical care,
the way that they live, and their treatment by staff.

The hot water has now been fixed in the building and Jamie wants to very
sincerely thank everyone for everything they are doing, not only to help support
the Scott Sisters, but also the women of that building. They want someone
in authority to come and visit there during a rainy day so that they can witness
for themselves the way that the rain pours into the unit.

Jamie submitted an excellent list of general issues in that prison so that
everything she knows of is thoroughly outlined and all in one place,
and this listing has been posted at
and will be updated regularly by Jamie.

Our main goals remain two-fold:
1. Obtaining a lawyer for this case.
2. Obtaining mainstream publicity for this case.

Mrs. Rasco is desperately in need of legal support at this point in time and
we have hit many dead ends in our search for someone to advise us on how
best to proceed in bringing the Scott Sisters home. We definitely appreciate
all of your ideas! Please use the materials on the blogspot site and
forward them to wherever they could be most helpful in achieving our main
goals, we need and appreciate your active support! Always feel free to
e-mail or leave your comments at the website!

These politicians need to receive information on these wrongfully
convicted women and hear from as many people as possible
demanding that they investigate this case, they need to hear from a
whole lot of us to even pay any attention at all:

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

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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!



With the level of activities picking up, the Scott Sisters need to have a voice
and be represented as fully as possible!

We're calling on everyone to please participate in helping to distribute
Scott Sisters flyers at upcoming marches, rallies, speaking events, and
wherever people will be at so that their case can receive as much publicity
as possible.

But don't stop there!

Keep some flyers in your car and/or bag to hand to people or even to
send out. Drop some off at churches, temples, hair shops, and even
your local clubs and hangouts, wherever you can imagine!

With no resources, our mission has to be to do everything that we can
so that we know within ourselves that we did our best to make sure
that we informed as many people as we could possibly reach that this
truly atrocious case exists. These women have been suffering in prison
for 15 years and counting for no good reason while they watch
people around them be released who were convicted of murder!!

The flyer is at
it's not very fancy but we are wide open to anyone with skills to
hook something up real nice for the future :-).

There's also a press release at the blogspot site that can be printed
out and sent to publications, radio stations, tv shows, the gamut.

Thank you so much for your support of these women, this horrific,
terrible wrong will get right with all of your continued responses,
ideas, and action!

Together we can make their freedom a reality!! And what a fantastic day that will be!



Jamie Scott has written extensively about the conditions of her unjust
incarceration and recently submitted an update to share on behalf of
herself as well as all of the women in the bldg. where she is being housed.

First, she remains grateful for all of the calls, e-mails and letters
that went out on her behalf before, she is in a slightly improved situation.
She is now under a warden who is treating her more fairly and has a
job in the kitchen and so is finally able to at least get some time
off of the unit.

Her main concern is the building itself, and states that it's the worst
conditions she has ever lived in. She and others are in the part of
the prison called "quickbed" because it was built so fast. It was
only supposed to be built to empty the county jails and is not fit
for humans to live in. When it rains, it rains directly into the unit.
Mold is knee deep in the showers and they are unsafe with rain
everywhere. The building has not had hot water for over a month
and some of the women do not bathe at all. Jamie, herself, is
sick with a bad cold as a result of bathing in cold water. They
are supposed to have two microwave ovens there but don't have
any, so they are unable to even heat up water to bathe with.
When they ask the warden about this terrible situation, they are
told that it is being worked on. Furthermore, she reports that
the beds are not five feet from each other, when the policy states
they are supposed to be farther apart.

The "quickbed" is located at CMCF2/A-Bldg.

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


Thanks to the efforts of some very forward-thinking supporters
we've been able to repost the Scott Sisters case transcripts that
were removed from the internet over the summer! They're available
for all to review at , please
use them to assist us in finding a lawyer to take on this case and to
liberate this entire family from the bondage of this system.

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!


Jamie and Gladys would love to receive your letters of support and
encouragement, please send a card or a 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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