Thursday, February 25, 2010

2/20/2010~CHECK IT: JAMIE SCOTT UPDATE (Scott Sisters)...Please Do Your Part & Act!!!

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. Evelyn Rasco has been going non-stop in Mississippi advocating 
on behalf of her daughters since the 2/17 update, she is absolutely 
incredible and a force to be reckoned with!

Mrs. Rasco was able to get into see both of her daughters on 2/18. Gladys
reports that she is doing OK but is of course greatly concerned about 
Jamie.  Jamie was able to come to the visiting room and visit with her 
mother and son but was very obviously not doing well medically.  She has 
lost weight and is extremely weak.  The temporary catheter in her neck has 
been replaced twice but is still malfunctioning with infection in her neck 
and breast area, which she was able to show her mother evidence of.  
One of her medications is being denied to her because the state won't 
pay for it.  Jamie's blood pressure and diabetes are not under control.  

As soon as Mrs. Rasco left the prison she attended a meeting of the 
legislature in the Capitol Bldg. in Jackson dealing with prison budget cuts 
and other prison-related issues.  She recognized Commissioner Epps 
from his photo at the prison and walked right up to him and told him all 
about Jamie's poor condition and shoddy medical treatment.  He stated 
that he was getting messages from all over the world (thanks to all of 
you!).  He stated that he was going to do everything that he could 
to obtain clemency or pardon for the Scott Sisters and that he was giving 
his word on this, although he had no power to actually make it happen 
himself.  Dr. Gloria Perry was also there and defended the medical care 
that Jamie Scott is receiving despite all of the evidence to the contrary.

Mrs. Rasco has done several MS radio shows and even spoke at a high
school last night.  She was preparing to return home today but received
a call in the middle of last night telling her that she needed to get back
to the prison today (2/20) and see about Jamie.  Since today is Jamie's
regular visiting day she was able to go right down there to see her. This
a.m., however, Jamie was too weak to walk to the visiting room, but 
Mrs. Rasco was able to go to the infirmary where Jamie is being kept 
on a hospital bed inside of a cell.

She was horrified at Jamie's living conditions in the infirmary, she
could not believe what she saw there.  She stated that there was trash 
all over the floor.  Jamie's bedding was dirty and her facebowl and toilet 
were filthy.  Jamie's floor had bags of dirty clothes.  The paint was 
peeling and the infirmary was nasty.  Jamie told her that the dialysis 
machine broke down again, this time during her last treatment 
and that she only received one hour on there.

The nurse said that Jamie needs to be hospitalized RIGHT NOW
because of a huge knot of infection that has amassed in her neck.
The catheter has drifted and is again non-functional.  The nurse
is giving her antibiotics and said she should have been hospitalized
yesterday but that the paperwork had not been completed.  She is
hoping that Jamie will get sent back to the hospital on Monday.  The
food in the tray that was delivered to Jamie while Mrs. Rasco was 
there was swimming in water and unfit to eat.  Jamie refused it and 
said she has not been receiving the nutrition that dialysis patients
are supposed to have.

One of Mrs. Rasco's legal advisers, Chokwe Lumumba, urged that 
we strive to get support from a medical foundation or institution that 
can help to get Jamie moved into a medical facility ASAP in order to 
save her life.  The infections and her horrible living conditions, her lack 
of consistent dialysis, medications, and nutrition and her serious
illnesses have left Jamie barely able to walk.  If you are able to help 
Jamie purchase her food, or even would like to put money on Gladys' 
books, please go to and register for 
Access Corrections to help them.

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

Please continue to contact the Governor, prison officials,
politicians and media, there is a lot of renewed focus on the
case of the Scott Sisters and Mrs. Rasco said that information
is going out all over Mississippi radio.  Please continue to
sign onto the compassionate release petition for Jamie at we have almost reached our
goal of 1,000 signatures!

There are some upcoming events for the Scott Sisters
including a gathering at the Capitol in Jackson, MS being 
organized by Bro. Lumumba for next week. The MWM/Black 
Women's Defense League rally is being organized by Empress
Chi for March 26, 2010.  The  "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS
Protest Demonstration and Rally will also help to further the 
ACTION TASK FORCE that is being coordinated by the 
BWDL  To get involved with the FTSS-Task Force or for 
more information call 267-636-3802 or e-mail: or

Please subscribe to the mailing list and check the website
and Facebook Group for updates.  Mrs. Rasco is still 
unable to respond to e-mails as she is away from her
computer, so please send urgent messages to until she returns.

Visit and LINK to: 
Subscribe to our group:  Send a blank e-mail to and share information!

Facebook Group: Free The Scott Sisters
Compassionate Release Petition:

Free the Scott Sisters Petition:

Free the Scott Sisters Flyer:

Legal Transcripts:


Thanks to everyone, please help spread the word & ACT!  


Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Fax: 601-359-3741
(If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)

Dorothy Kuykendall

Personal Assistant to Gov. Barbour
(601) 359-3150
P. O Box 3150
Jackson, MS 39205

Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi
723 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Emmitt Sparkman, Deputy Commissioner
(601) 359-5610

Margaret Bingham, Superintendent of Central Mississippi Corrections Facility
(601) 932-2880
FAX: (601) 664-0782
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, Mississippi 39208

Dr. Gloria Perry, Medical Department (601) 359-5155

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

A complete list of the media that we have listed (feel free to send to anyone
else that you wish to!) is at

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