James Ridgeway Interviewed on Release of Scott Sisters

by | December 31, 2010

Solitary Watch’s James Ridgeway was interviewed yesterday on WBUR radio’s “Here and Now” program on the release of Jamie and Gladys Scott. You can listen to the interview here: http://www.hereandnow.org/2010/12/30/mississippi-sister-robbery.

Our original story on the Scott sisters–one of the first to appear–can be found here:  https://solitarywatch.org/about/for-jamie-scott-an-11-robbery-in-mississippi-may-carry-a-death-sentence/. Our thoughts on the reasons why Haley Barbour might consider pardoning the sisters appears in this follow-up story: https://solitarywatch.org/2010/09/22/a-chance-at-freedom-for-the-scott-sisters/.

The release is controversial because of the provision that Gladys donate a kidney to her sister Jamie as a condition of release. None of this, however, has dampened the joy of their mother, Evelyn Rasco, whose posts can be found on this Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_174775012538129&id=188210824527881&bcode=i24xm.


Jean Casella

Jean Casella is the director of Solitary Watch. She has also published work in The Guardian, The Nation, and Mother Jones, and is co-editor of the book Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. She has received a Soros Justice Media Fellowship and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship. She tweets @solitarywatch.

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  • Fannie

    I hope that there is a inquiry into each state as to those transplant teams who might be denying offenders/exoffenders and the poor from having transplants because of the cost.

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