Sunday, February 28, 2010


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,

Thanks so much to all of the supporters of Jamie & Gladys
Scott! Jamie reported that she was taken to a vascular clinic
last Monday and an attempt was made to correct the displaced
catheter in her neck, but the doctor had a problem getting into
her vein. Tests were also run to determine whether she had
remaining infection in her body. She is being told that she will
return there next week to see her regular doctor, who was not
present at the time of this visit. She was not given any
information regarding any of the findings by staff.

On Wednesday she began having chest pains following her dialysis
and was taken to the hospital. No blockage was detected following
ultrasound and catheterization of her heart. She was returned
to the prison on Thursday before she was told of any results.

Jamie sounded a bit stronger and her family and your activism
have helped her to regain some of her fighting spirit! She was told
by staff that she will be allowed to purchase some food on Monday
and she is grateful for the donations she has received to be able
to do so! Also, she has been told that the chaplain will be
coming by a couple of days a week to do her laundry.

Jamie should not be in the prison infirmary, locked in a cell
on a hospital bed on the mens' side of the prison, where the
care is absymal and frighteningly inadequate, she has had more
than enough medical emergencies! There is a medical
building on the prison grounds where the environment is greatly
improved and where Gladys can help her tend to her activities of
daily living, as other incarcerated family members are permitted
to do with their ailing relatives. We need the prison officials
to know that we want Jamie to be in the environment most
conducive to her health and well-being as she struggles with
her many life-threatening medical conditions.

Please continue to sign-on to the petition for the
compassionate release of Jamie Scott at and pass the word!

The 2/27 Empowerment Hour Online University radio show hosted
by Bros. Kermit Eady and Earnest McBride featured Mrs. Evelyn Rasco,
Marpessa Kupendua (nattyreb), Nancy Lockhart, and Shakeerah
Abdul al-Sabuur. There was a whole lot of good info put out and
the archive is available to all at

Empress Chi, coordinator of the MWM/Black Women's Defense
League, is organizing a Free the Scott Sisters Demo and Rally
in Mississippi on March 26, 2010. To get involved in planning
this and for more information call 267-636-3802 or e-mail:


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:

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.

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

Facebook Group: Free The Scott Sisters

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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