Barbour suspends sentences for Scott sisters

Great news!
From: Hattiesburg American:

Dec 29, 2010

Gov. Haley Barbour today suspended the prison terms for two Scott County sisters sentenced to life for an $11 armed robbery in Scott County.

Barbour issued orders indefinitely suspending the sentences for Jamie Scott and Gladys Scott.

“To date, the sisters have served 16 years of their sentences and are eligible for parole in 2014. Jamie Scott requires regular dialysis, and her sister has offered to donate one of her kidneys to her,” Barbour said in a prepared release.

“The Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of Mississippi.”

Read the rest here.

See more in Thursday’s Hattiesburg American.

See also here, apparently the mainstream media has woken up!: Washington Post.