Transcript for One Last Hug for Siblings in Jail for Bank-Robbing
Reporter: They'd committed the crime, now came the punishment. The serial bank robber who disturbingly recruited his own son and daughter to help him during a string of holdups has learned his fate. How do you plea to the offense? Guilty. Are you pleading guilty freely and voluntarily? Yes, sir. Reporter: Scott Catt's 15 minutes of infamy would stretch into 24 years of prison. I mean, I'm 51 years old, so, I mean, to me, that is life. You know, if I don't have the opportunity to get out and see parole and make amends to my family and friends and repair some of those relationships, then it might as well be life. Reporter: Texas penitentiaries are some of the toughest in the world, where prisoners have allegedly died from a soaring heat index of up to 130 degrees. Hayden accepted a deal of ten years, a sizzling cell in Texas, a world removed from his suburban childhood in Oregon. What do you expect prison life to be like? Hell. As close to hell on Earth as you can get. How do you plea to the offense? Guilty. Reporter: Abby pled guilty and was given a five-year sentence. Sheriff troy Nehls was so disturbed by Scott's manipulation of his kids that he's decided to help Abby. Instead of shipping her off to prison for five years, he's decided to keep her here at the jail where we found her stitching patches onto police uniforms. I just feel that she's more of a victim in this. So, my goal is to try too educate her, get her where she can get her G.E.D., to try to teach her some type of a skill set here, so when she gets out, she can lead a productive life. Reporter: For Abby, all she has left is her brother, Hayden. Why does that make you sad now? Because I miss him. And I think we both hate to see each other in this situation. And there's just nothing we can do for each other. You know, I feel like I can't help him, I can't comfort him and that makes me sad. Reporter: Making an unprecedented gesture, sheriff troy Nehls allowed us to bring them together one last time before they serve their sentences. Brother and sister haven't seen each other in a year since the day of their arrest. Hayden is brought in shackled, hand and foot. And the jailhouse rules were strict. No touching. The soul mate siblings couldn't seem to help reaching out. Hey, Abby. Reporter: Breaking one last rule. Are you doing okay? Yes. Okay. I'm just happy to see you. Yeah, me too. Abby, I'm sorry, okay? I don't blame you for anything, Hayden. Just know that I love you forever. I love you, too. I don't blame you for anything. Nothing. It's going to be a long time until I see you. I know. I love you. I love you, too. Can I give him a hug? No, I can't hug you. No? No. Reporter: And on the spur of the moment, we asked the sheriff for one more act of kindness. If you guys want to give each other a hug, the sheriff says it's okay. Really? Oh. Reporter: It could be ten years before Abby and Hayden could embrace again. Listen closely. Our Mikes picking up Abby's heart pounding. It's going to be okay. I know. It's just going to be a couple years until I can see you. I love you. And I love you, too. I know. I don't want you to go. I know. Reporter: And gushing out came the grief and the regret and the anger. Thank you for the hug. I needed it. I know. I love you. I love you, too, okay? Okay. And if you ever start to feel down or anything, just start to think about all those good times we had, okay? Okay. That will get you through. Okay. All right. I love you. Abby, I love you, too. I'll see you soon, okay? Okay, bye. Reporter: And after ten minutes of comfort, shackled again. The siblings' love for one another, the one thing their fool-hearted father couldn't
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