Greetings, all,

Mrs. Rasco is still trying to get updated info on Jamie, so i
unfortunately can't confirm whether or not she was taken to the
hospital yesterday. We will definitely give an update on Jamie as soon
as we get word and do an official Scott Sisters posting.

This is my personal request that i hope that you'll participate in.
Today, 2/23, i watched a portion of the Oprah Winfrey Show as she
tearfully embraced the family of American student Amanda Knox,
sentenced to 26 years for killing her roommate in Italy. She lavished
such great empathy and seemingly heartfelt support that all i could do
was think about the case of the Scott Sisters. Unlike Amanda Knox, this
is a case where no one was killed or injured; the best years of two
women's lives have been stolen by an extremely draconian double-life
sentence each; they've already served 15 yrs for a first-time offense;
they were wrongfully convicted in a trial where witnesses and two
alleged victims stated that they had nothing to do with the robbery;
they're from her home state of Mississippi, and one of them is
suffering kidney failure and miserable medical care in deplorable
conditions!

i'm not naive by any stretch, i'm hip to the world of ratings,
celebrity-worship, salaciousness, etc., and that neither i nor Mrs.
Rasco or the Scott Sisters particularly fit into Oprah's "putting a pot
roast in the oven" suburban demographic. Still, i can't find fault in
at least flooding her website with Scott Sisters information,
particularly since it's so quick and easy and we are trying everything
we can think of to do.

If we all did this activity together, perhaps we could catch the
attention of one of her staffers who may at the very least put a bug
into her ear. Surely this case could be a ratings grabber, it has all
the mystique and intrigue of anything else she's got happening!

Below is what i've plugged in there & i hope you'll take just a few
moments to try to see if we can get this case on her radar, using part
of this and putting your own flavor in there, or completely using
something totally different, please just be sure to include the link to
Mrs. Rasco's website, thanks so much! The link to Oprah's contact form
is at http://www.oprah.com/ownshow/plug_form.html?plug_id=220

"i watched your interview with the family of Amanda Knox today and am
writing to ask that you give the same consideration to the Mississippi
Scott Sisters, Jamie and Gladys, who have been incarcerated for 15
years of an astonishing double-life sentence (each) for an alleged
robbery which was said to have netted approximately 11 dollars! No one
was killed or injured during this alleged robbery and this was the
first offense for both of these young women, who have maintained their
innocence. Witnesses and the two alleged victims testified that Jamie
and Gladys had absolutely nothing to do with this robbery and that the
sheriff coerced and threatened them to lie on them at the original
trial. After 15 hard years of prison life both women suffer from
chronic depression and at just 38 years of age, Jamie Scott has a
myriad of health issues and most recently suffered complete renal
failure! Her thrice weekly dialysis is complicated by machine
breakdowns, infections and lack of adequate nutrition resulting from
miserable medical care and deplorable living conditions. NATIONAL
ATTENTION TO THIS CASE COULD LITERALLY SAVE HER LIFE. These young
women's children and grandchildren are all being cared for by their
long-struggling mother, Evelyn Rasco, who single-handedly has cared for
as many as 10 children at once, all while worrying about her son
serving in Iraq and her daughters subsisting in the prison. All of the
necessary information is online at FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS!. Please take the time to review it and you will agree that this shocking
and horrific injustice absolutely must be exposed! We need to hear from
you."

Thanks to everyone and please pass this on!

Sis. Marpessa Kupendua