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Aug 2, 2010

     Below is an invitation to participate in a justice quest for the Scott sisters - two African American women who have served over 15 years imprisonment on double life sentences in Mississippi for an $11 theft they claim not to have done. Excessive sentencing and wrongful convictions help no one but prison investors. America's economy is getting as dependent on prison profiteering as it once was on slavery. Justice will not improve until Americans demand, " EDUCATION, NOT PRISONS! HEALTH CARE, NOT PRISONS! JOBS, NOT PRISONS! MENTAL HOSPITALS, NOT PRISONS! YOUTH PROGRAMS, NOT PRISONS! " 

The Scott sisters' case is highly censored.  Jamie Scott is dying in prison of kidney failure.  Because she is an inmate, she has no employee health coverage to be able to pay for a kidney transplant.  Her sister offered to donate her a kidney, but Mississippi says the operation is too expensive for a prisoner.  The contested $11 theft may soon turn into a death sentence without your intervention.  Hebrews 13:3 makes prisoner treatment your business.  I put tags to this Share twice and they disappeared when I submitted the Share.  Tags should read:  ScottSisters, MaryNeal, WrongfulConvictions, ExcessiveSentencing, PrisonInvestment, PrisonProfiteering, OvercrowdedPrisons, Racism, AfricanAmerican, Slavery, InmateHealthCare, KidneyTransplant, KidneyFailure, MississippiAttorneyGeneral, AssistanceToTheIncarceratedMentallyIll, DogJustice

I received the following email about the Scott sisters today:

ACT NOW!! CALL, WRITE, AND BROADLY DISTRIBUTE!!
Contact the Mississippi Attorney General
Telephone: 601-359-3680

MS Attorney General's Office
Walter Sillers Building
550 High Street, Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39201
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 1st, 2010

Contact: Kambiz Mostofi, 818-451-6472
Life Imprisonment for an $11 Robbery

Jackson, MS – On Christmas Eve in 1993, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left a mini-mart near their home in Scott County, Mississippi. Their car broke down. They hitched a ride from two young men, one of whom they knew. Later that evening the two men were robbed at gunpoint by three teenagers in another car. The robbers took an estimated $11 from the two young men. No one was hurt. Police accused the Scott sisters of setting the victims up.

Their father, James “ Hawk ” Rasco had experienced problems with law enforcement after he moved his family from Chicago back to Scott County, Miss. Rasco took over a nightclub previously owned by a nephew who had turned state’s evidence in a case against the “ High White Sheriff ” of Scott County, Glenn Warren.

In the case of the Scott Sisters, the gun allegedly used in the robbery was never located, and the “ stolen ” wallet was recovered according to an affidavit by a trustee of the jail.

Jamie Scott is currently suffering from kidney failure and is gravely ill due to the care she is receiving at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl, Mississippi. Jamie’s condition has grown more critical prompting many groups in Mississippi to start writing letters and making phone calls to elected officials.

Civil Rights Advocate Dr. Adam Reza said “ The people of Mississippi demand an investigation into the case of the Scott Sisters, and we call on Attorney General Jim Hood to personally look in to the health of Jaime Scott. This is the United States of America and the Scott Sisters are entitled to their civil rights. We shall pursue legal action against the state of Mississippi if matters are not rectified. ”


Links:
http://www.causes.com/causes/510600?m=9e4cc0c7&recruiter_id=17948732


http://pythagoras538.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/life-imprisonment-for-an-11-robbery/


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