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12-30-10, 10:30 PM #1
Sisters released from life sentences on the condition that one donate a kidney to the otherTwo Mississippi sisters who have spent 16 years in prison over an $11 armed robbery will be released with an unusual stipulation: One must donate a kidney to the other.
Gov. Haley Barbour, who suspended their sentences, said Wednesday that Gladys Scott, 36, must donate a kidney to her sister, Jamie, 38.
Each of the Scott sisters got two life sentences after they were convicted by a jury of robbing two people near the town of Forest.
Although they would be eligible for parole in 2014, the Department of Corrections "believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society" and their incarceration is no longer necessary for rehabilitation, Barbour said in a statement.
Jamie Scott's kidney dialysis treatment creates a substantial cost to the state, said Barbour.
12-31-10, 01:49 AM #2
From the article it sounds like justice has been served and this is the right move.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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