Barbour: No pardon for Scott sisters

March 31, 2011 4:00:00 PM

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JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tells The Associated Press he doesn''t plan to pardon two sisters he released from prison earlier this year on the condition that one donates a kidney to the other. 

 

 

 

Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, was asked Thursday what he''ll say to a pardon request the attorney for Jamie and Gladys Scott plans to file Friday. 

 

 

 

Barbour responded: "Tell ''em don''t save any space in the newspaper for that to be announced." 

 

 

 

The Scott sisters'' attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, is sponsoring a rally Friday outside the Governor''s Mansion and state Capitol seeking support for a full pardon. Lumumba says the sisters are innocent and he believes a full pardon would help them find jobs. 

 

 

 

The women served nearly 16 years on life sentences for an armed robbery.