Saturday, August 28, 2010

Free the Scott Sisters March and Rally Sept, 15, 2010

Free the Scott Sisters March and RallyWhen: Sep 15, 2010 11:00am

Where: Beginning at Farish St. Park and ending at the Mississippi State Capitol,
Jackson, MS
Contact: The Committee to Free The Scott Sisters,,

On December 24, 1993, the Scott County Sheriff's Department arrested Jamie and
Gladys Scott for armed robbery even though three young males, ranging from ages 14
to 18, confessed to committing the crime and the women have unwaveringly maintained
their complete innocence.
The corrupt Mississippi Sherriff used coercion, threats, and harassment to compel
them to turns state's evidence against the Scott sisters due to a long standing
vendetta against a family member. The judge in the case, Marcus Gordon, has an
extensive racist past that includes granting bail to the KKK murderer of 3 civil
rights workers (Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner) in 1964.
In October 1994, the Scott sisters were sentenced to extraordinary double life terms
each, despite the fact that no one was harmed, neither sister had prior convictions
and the amount allegedly taken was $11.00.

The punishment does not fit the alleged crime!
The Scott Sisters are now in their 15th year of unjust imprisonment. Jamie Scott's
kidneys have recently failed and she is currently undergoing dialysis at the prison
3 times a week. On at least one occasion, it was reported that the catheter
(originally placed in Jamie's chest) became infected. It was also reported that
Jamie was rushed to the emergency room due to reports of chest pain. Jamie's health
is fading fast.
Please forward letters of support addressed to governor Haley Barbour to:
Free the Scott Sisters
c/o Attorney Chokwe Lumumba
440 N. Mill Street
Jackson, MS 39202
For more information:
The Committee to Free The Scott Sisters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My Name is Deidra Im 22 and I currently reside in the state of Illinois. I was emotionally moved by this case and the injustice that still resides in the south. I have two sisters one is 26 and the other is 19, so this cause hits home for me. If there is anything I could do to help my Scott Sisters in any way, even if that is to hold a rally in the town I live in or just to get the word out. I hope to unite others in the struggle for equality for all no matter race, age, or orgin. I can be contacted at 618-960-7704.