Scott Watch: Praying for a Mississippi Miracle

For those of you unfamiliar with Jamie and Gladys Scott’s story, here’s last March’s Mother Jones article about them, and here’s the Free the Scott Sisters‘ blog; leave some love there for their mom, Mrs. Rasco.

This has been one of the most outrageous miscarriages of justice I’ve ever heard of. But today is a day of great hope…

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UPDATE FROM MRS. EVELYN RASCO SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

Dear Supporters:

Mrs. Rasco has requested that I inform all supporters of the following:

The September 16, 2010 rally was a great success. In addition, she has asked me to report that buckets, and buckets of money were collected at the rally and she hopes that the collections will be used to benefit Jamie and Gladys.

Currently, we are waiting to determine what the decision of the Pardons and Parole board will be. We have learned from indirect sources that the meeting with Governor Barbour’s representative has resulted in a pardon packet being passed to the Pardons and Parole board for a decision.

I’ve included a few links of the most recent media attention. This is the most publicity that the sisters have received in 16 years.

MSNBC News- Mrs. Rasco and NAACP President Ben Jealous – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39217086#39217086

USA TODAY – http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-09-14-scott-sisters_N.htm

September 15, 2010 rally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrooQ8ZwvpY

I would like to thank all supporters of this case. Without each individual person — this case would not be where it is today. We cannot stop now — please remain until the sisters are free.

THANK YOU!

Peace and Blessings!

In Solidarity,

Nancy Lockhart