Gladys and Jamie Scott are returning home for the first time in 16 years.
This evening, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour suspended their sentences -- handed down in the extreme and biased ruling of Judge Marcus Gordon that condemned each of the women to double life sentences for an $11 robbery.
The moment I landed in Jackson, Mississippi, Governor Barbour called to tell me about the suspension. And as I prepare to meet with him tomorrow, along with Derrick Johnson, President of the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP,
I want to be clear about one thing: This vindication is because of you, Enoch.
The Scott sisters have read your notes and letters of support.Thanks,
Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
for the scott sisters. Thats their final step, I say its the first step in many step for men and women who wait for their day in court. Im a ex-offender and I did my time in the lifers building. Where i spoke to many of them. Where I tried to help other who had been unjustly convisted have some hope. Im just a old junkie myself, but God uses all to get his truth. I was part of that ruth for quite a few inmates doing time for something they had been judged for
DEAR SISTER PATRICIA ROBINSON
I HAVE READ YOUR STORY AND I RECOGNIZE YOUR COURAGE AND PROFOUND WISDOM.
HORRAY FOR YOU AS WELL......AND WE NEVER STOP.
"I know some people that have been sober for years-but the word freedom you never hear."
SISTER PATRICIA ROBINSON
Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
President/CEO Mubarak Inter-Prizes