Mississippi to Release the Scott Sisters

[Trigger warning for racism]

Happy Thursday!

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has ordered the release of Jamie and Gladys Scott, who [TW] have served 16 years for supposedly robbing a man of $11.

Jamie Scott has developed end stage renal failure. In addition to granting both sisters their freedom, this action will allow Gladys Scott to donate a kidney to her sister.

Barbour decided to suspend the sentence, stating "the Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society." [Emphasis mine]

I suppose coming from [TW] this guy, that's pretty close to a love letter.

Judging from the press release, I'm willing to bet that community pressure was the reason Barbour granted the Scott Sisters their freedom.

I wish Jamie and Gladys well, and send my wishes for good health.

[H/t: Shaker Tabitha Rose]

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