Jailed Mississippi sisters freed for kidney donation
Mississippi's governor suspended the life sentences for the Scott sisters for a kidney transplant.
January 7th, 2011
10:24 AM ET

Jailed Mississippi sisters freed for kidney donation

After 16 years behind bars in Mississippi, two sisters were released Friday on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other.

Gov. Haley Barbour suspended the sentences of Gladys Scott, 36, and Jamie Scott, 38, who were serving life sentences for armed robbery. Gladys Scott agreed to donate a kidney to her sister, who according to their lawyer, is gravely ill.

The freed sisters were heading to Pensacola, Florida, where their mother lives, to remain under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections parole office, said Suzanne Singletary, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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  1. Rodja

    Life for stealing gun? 2millions killed in in most recent genocide, still no end. How much will bush and the rest of us paying taxes in trillion get for the bloodshed? The hit men and women at the front, what is their sentence for planting mass refugees and grave numbers of innocent helpless souls overseas? Useless law system is not a way out for throwing flowers at war criminals, while the poor perish. We need to wake up. Time is ours for now, we can stop these lawmakers and have em pay equally as the poors. "they sat down and let injustice grow, that's their legacy" says the next generation of us. Can we rewrite our own story?

    January 8, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. WooooW

    To the ppl thats wish it was 1960..ur probably the same ppl who refer to the computer as "the television" and have no idea what an iPad or mp3 player is. Build a time machine an go back until then do some research catch up with the times. Regarding the release of these women race isn't the matter here but one does have to question why they received life sentences 4 taking cash by force (which can be replaced 100 fold) when others get away w/10 yrs 4 taking a life (which affects more than just the victim)?

    January 8, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. wormhole

    just got back from 1960 thru my time machine.Very dissapointed they still had not invented skittles

    January 8, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. cat

    wow one of them had to be a juvenile. the punishment didnt fit the crime now they want a kidney some ppl do fifteen years for murder i say they did their time.

    January 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. latisha

    It's really sad that in 2011.racism is still alive . In for some one to say race. As nonthing to do with this. You are crazy. I dont understatnd how some people can say the things they say out there mouths. In really believe some one would not call them a raceies. Maybe if people would think before they speak then words like racism would for once die. Its sad that people would rather put each other down then to face facts. People do sometimes do wrong things but we all do. No one is better then No one. Those girls were done wrong. If you are going to judge someone do it because of the truth of the crime. Not because of color of there skin. Because that seems to be. Whats happien in this day in age. And that my friend is racism

    January 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. latisha

    It's really sad that in 2011.racism is still alive . In for some one to say race. As nonthing to do with this. You are crazy. I dont understatnd how some people can say the things they say out there mouths. In really believe some one would not call them a raceies. Maybe if people would think before they speak then words like racism would for once die. Its sad that people would rather put each other down then to face facts. People do sometimes do wrong things but we all do. No one is better then No one. Those girls were done wrong. If you are going to judge someone do it because of the truth of the crime. Not because of color of there skin. Because that seems to be. Whats happien in this day in age. And that my friend is racism latisha

    January 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Name ANGELQUE

    I AM GLAD THEY ARE FREE.....THEY DID MORE TIME THAN A MURDER WOULD HAVE DONE....ITS NOT PEOPLE WHO SET THEM FREE IT WAS GOD PLAIN AND SIMPLE! HE MAKES NO MISTAKES. THE RACE CARD IS WHAT IT IS IN THIS SITUATION....WHAT STATE IS IT IN? THIS AINT BACK IN THE DAYS & ALL U PEOPLE WHO THINK IT IS, TAKE ANOTHER LOOK...THATS WHY YOUR PRESIDENT AINT WHITE! IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE. IM GLAD 2 BLACK. WOMEN ARE FREE!! FREE AT LAST!!! IM SURE THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT A HATER GOTTA SAY! THEY STILL STANDING SO WORDS DON'T MEAN S**T.....

    April 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Name ANGELQUE

    I AGREE WITH U LATISHA! STRAIGHT UP! EVERYTHING HAPPENS 4 A REASON WHILE RACIST PEOPLE TRY & FIGURE IT OUT.....I'LL SIT BACK & SMILE...." WHILE SIPPIN COOLAID & EATIN FRIED CHICKEN!!!!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Name ANGELQUE

    Lmao!!! THEY PROBABLY DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT ABBREVIATION!!"";)

    April 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Name ANGELQUE

    Holla @ my state we'll set u straight!!

    April 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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