9:20am

Fri January 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Mississippi's Scott Sisters Released

The Scott sisters, whose case became a national cause for civil rights activists, were released from a Mississippi prison this morning, the Associated Press reports.

As we said last month, Jamie and Gladys Scott had been incarcerated since 1994 for their roles in an armed robbery that their supporters say netted $11. Civil rights activists took up their cause, and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour decided in December to release them. One condition: That 35-year-old Gladys follow through on her offer to donate a kidney (provided that doctors say it's safe for her to do so) to 38-year-old Jamie, who needs regular dialysis.ed on the condition that one donates a kidney to the other have been released from a Mississippi prison.

Mississippi's Clarion Ledger has much more on the sisters' case. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.