James Ridgeway Interviewed on Release of Scott Sisters
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.
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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.