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Gladys and Jamie Scott

Sentencing While Black

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

We do not know whether or not race played a part in the disproportionate sentences imposed upon the Scott sisters, and that such suspicion may be unwarranted and unfair... but so were the sentences.

A Crime and Justice Wish List for 2011

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the commandment to "Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself" was the only law we needed? Strictly adhered to that would be enough to curb crime in a big way.

Scott Sisters Freed! Gov. Barbour Wants a Kidney for their Freedom

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

I wish the Scott Sisters the best in their regaining their freedom and hope they lead fruitful lives. And I pray that Governor Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.

Gov. Barbour Must Free Scott Sisters Serving Life for 11 Dollar Robbery

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

For those like the Scott sisters who have fallen through the cracks of the cruel criminal justice system, their only hope to regain their freedom is through public pressure on elected officials.

The Scott Sisters: Two Life Sentences for 11 Dollars?

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

How do you wind up in prison serving two life terms for a robbery that netted 11 dollars? That question has haunted first time offenders Gladys and Jamie Scott for the past 15 years.