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January 7th, 2011
08:45 AM ET

Sisters freed from prison for kidney donation

(CNN) - After 16 years in prison, two Mississippi sisters were released Friday on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other.

Gov. Haley Barbour suspended the sentences of Gladys Scott, 36, and Jaime Scott, 39, who were serving life sentences for armed robbery. Gladys Scott agreed to donate a kidney to her sister, who according to their lawyer, is gravely ill.

The attorney for Gladys and Jamie, Chokwe Lumumba, explains to American Morning's T.J. Holmes the terms of their release.

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  1. mike sey

    Even given that Hayley Barbour is a decent man with good intentions, this story is redolent with Cheapskate, Cracker stereotypes. Cracker injustice, racism,exploitation , Gubanatorial intransigence and politics.
    Freedom for Body parts and to duck out on one's responsibility of care while admitting nothing is an indictment of Mississipi's justice system and a disgrace to the people of Mississipi.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm |