Our Common Ground with Janice Graham
THE WRONGFUL CONVICTION OF JAMIE AND GLADYS SCOTT
Original broadcast date: March 4, 2009
Our Common Ground with Janice Graham broadcasting from UStalknetwork.com
Our guest, Nancy Lockhart, Legal Analyst and volunteer For The Committee To Free The Scott Sisters.
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Jamie and Gladys Scott have been wrongfully convicted for armed robbery and received double life sentences each. No one was murdered or taken to the hospital during this robbery, no one was even injured. The transcripts state that less than $ 11 was stolen. Witnesses confessed during the trial, that the sheriff coerced and threatened them to lie on the Scott Sisters. That testimony was obviously not taken into consideration. The sisters were both handed two life sentences each. They have always maintained their innocence. They have been in prison now for 14 years.
The father of The Scott Sisters moved his family from Chicago, Illinois to Mississippi for a better life. He had no idea what tragedy awaited the family in rural Mississippi.
On a cold December morning the Scott Sisters left their modest home to purchase heating fuel as Jamie had run out of gas and had a very young baby in the home. As a result, they experienced car trouble which lead to being framed for armed robbery.
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