Attorney Chokwe Lumumba (left) with Jamie and Gladys Scott at press conference on Jan 7, 20011

 

*It took 16 years, but the state of Mississippi has freed the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys.

The sisters did the time for robbing a man of between $11 and $200 in 1993. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned them both, with the nonsensical stipulation that Gladys donate her kidney to Jamie, who has needed dialysis for many years.

The Scotts are moving to Pensacola, Florida, to be with their mother and children.