August 27, 2009
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“Talk about injustice. How do you wind up in prison serving two life terms for a robbery that netted 11 dollars? That question has haunted first time offenders Gladys and Anthony Papa in the Huffington Post. And it haunts Jamie’s son too, who was only 2 when his mother and auntie were snatched away from him.
Now 18, Terrance Scott tells Minister of Information JR in this gripping interview: “Seeing what they did to my mother, it put a rage inside me like, if you have anything to do with law enforcement, I don’t want to talk to you. … Sometimes I just look up at the stars at night and I just wonder what this world done become. Any time someone can lock you up for a double life sentence for nothing, what else can they do? What else can the crooked court system and the crooked justice system do?”
The interview was broadcast Aug. 4 on Flashpoints, flagship investigative news magazine of the Pacifica network, heard at 5 p.m. weekdays on KPFA in Northern California and on dozens of stations around the country. This Block Report Radio interview begins 45 minutes into the show.
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Show your support for freeing the Scott Sisters by signing the petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Free-Jamie-Gladys/index.html. Another petition is at www.change.org/acwip/actions.
Make a loud noise on behalf of the Scott Sisters
Mrs. Evelyn Rasco, mother of the Scott Sisters, is calling for URGENT SUPPORT for Jamie Scott, #19197, and Gladys Scott, #19142, who are both suffering renewed harassment by prison guards because of the continuous exposure that this case has received. Jamie Scott was even thrown in the “hole” for 23 days for the first time in 14 years!
Jamie is now very depressed and on medication which is not a good sign at all. Our personal feelings are that she was set up by guards, lied on and thrown in the “hole” because of her continuous strength and determination to fight for freedom. In addition, Jamie’s privileges to attend school, work and conduct research in the law library have been stripped away.
Please assist us in contacting the following persons; let them know that the public is watching this case and ask for a thorough investigation into the lies which have caused the renewed harassment of both women and particularly why Jamie Scott was stripped of privileges and thrown into the “hole.”
Please call and email the Superintendent of Prisons, the Commissioner of Prisons and the , and please also cc Mrs. Rasco (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that there are records of your contacts.
Please act NOW on behalf of these young women and support Mrs. Rasco’s pleas for action. Thank you for acting and helping to spread the word!
Contact the following officials:
- Margaret Bingham, Superintendent of Central Mississippi Corrections Facility, Pearl, Mississippi 39208, , fax (601) 932-9077, P.O. Box 88550,
- Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi, , ,
- Emmitt Sparkman, Deputy Commissioner, ,
- Gov. Haley Barbour, or
aza did the cutest thing last night.
2 hours into bedtime when i was frustrated with her to no end, i said ” aza go to sleep”
and she said “no aza working”
keeping up with the gospel reading.
had a few more thoughts about why i have wanted to go back to this and what i’m looking for tonight.
in a sense i didn’t choose the bible or christianity. i inherited them was born with them. in another i have chosen them over and over, and often forcfully in a number of different forms. i continue to choose them i guess, though now as a part of what i have inherited and who i have been. like ooking back at old pictures or reading an old journal. there are things that excite and comfort me, that embarrass me, that i deeply regret, and yet they are all a part of me and i choose to move forward whole with all of it. not uncritically, not saying that i’m not terribly happy that some of it is past, but also not pretending that it isn’t in me.