Mississippi governor Haley Barbour has commuted the life sentences of Jamie and Gladys Scott, two sisters who were convicted of armed robbery in 1994. With one small condition.
Gladys Scott was released on the condition that she donate a kidney to her 38-year-old sister, who requires daily dialysis.
In a statement, Barbour said, "the Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott's medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of Mississippi."
Mississippi saves money. The NAACP praises the hell out of Haley Barbour. And Haley Barbour is able to satisfy his natural and inherent need to help black people, which exists in him independent of any outside political considerations. And Gladys Scott is (kidney) free!