Sound-Off: Scott Sisters' Undying Family Values

In 1993, Jamie and Gladys Scott were sentenced to double life sentences in prison because of their roles in a Forest, Mississippi armed robbery that netted only a few hundred dollars. For years, critics of the case have cited the extreme nature of the prison terms handed to these two Black, lower class women who had no prior criminal history. A 1996 appeal made to the Mississippi Court of Appeals was unsuccessful, as were subsequent appeals made to the United States Supreme Court and a petition made to Governor Haley Barbour in 2006...
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