Please Help Pardon the Scott Sisters.

This in from Free The Scott Sisters Wednesday. Thursday was the 16 year anniversary of their incarceration. Please write letters on their behalf ASAP – they do make a difference.

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Mrs. Rasco would like to inform everyone that Jamie was taken to the doctor yesterday and given medication thanks to all phone calls and e-mails. The doctor seemed to think that she has a sinus infection. The doctor was not able to check her ears as all machines for making ear examinations are broken.

THANK YOU ALL!

Please continue to send e-mails and faxes to the board of Pardon’s and Parole and express your support for their release. You may include points such as their accomplishments in prison.
Jamie and Gladys both have completed training courses. Gladys is a great seamstress and completed this program in prison. Jamie has completed several courses as well. Both Jamie and Gladys have assisted numerous inmates in learning to read.

Your letters will mean a lot to the board in making their decision for a pardon with an EXPUNGED record.

Fax: (601) 576-3528 — Ms. Warnock –swarnock@mdoc.state.ms.us

Board Members – Fax: (601) 576-3528
Bobbie Thomas – Board Member
Clarence Brown – Board Member
Betty Lou Jones – Board Member
Danny Guice – Board Member

State of Mississippi Parole Board
660 North Street
Suite 100A
Jackson, MS 39202

In Solidarity,

Nancy Lockhart, M.J.

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