Supporters Applaud Plan to Release Scott Sisters in Kidney Deal

Civil rights advocates and family are cheering the suspension of life sentences for Gladys and Jamie Scott in a deal signed today that includes one woman donating a kidney to keep her sister alive. Backers have long claimed that the women, who are African-American, were innocent and their life prison sentences for an armed robbery -- reportedly for $11 -- were tinged with racism. The case had drawn the attention of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour who twice appealed to the Mississippi Parole...Full Story
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