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Update: Sisters Released from Prison Discuss Kidney Donation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - The woman released from a Mississippi prison
on the condition she donate a kidney to her sister says she would
have gone through the procedure even if she hadn't been released
from prison.

Gladys Scott said at a news conference Friday that she wanted to give her sister Jamie "a chance to walk out that prison door." Gladys Scott says she is hoping she's a match so the transplant can go forward.

Jamie Scott, who requires dialysis treatments, says she is eager to begin her new life in Florida. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour granted her release from prison because of her medical condition. Gladys also was released on the condition she donate one of her kidneys to Jamie within a year.

The women were released Friday after serving 16 years for armed
robbery.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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