Scott Sisters Will Soon Be Freed

A Victory for the People…

Today, at long last, Gov. Haley Barbour announced he will pardon Jamie and Gladys Scott  and recommend their immediate release.

From Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama to Harlem, New York and all across this land you raised your voices, you marched, petitioned, emailed and stayed on line. Many of you were at SHROC in Birmingham December 10 – 12 2010 when we called upon organizers and activists to send letters to Gov Haley Barbour to demand the immediate release of the Scott Sisters. Now that these sisters, unjustly held as captives, will soon go home and a peoples  victory is at hand, we wanted to share the news with all those who tirelessly worked for this day.

We salute Evelyn Rasco, mother of Jamie and Gladys Scott, and all those who never gave up. But most of all we salute Jamie and Gladys for their courage, their strength and their resolve to never compromise.  Now, we will join with all freedom fighters to welcome them home!

In solidarity…

Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Network
213 Main Street
Greenville, MS 38701



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